Brush up before a big test by using this summary and analysis of the symbols and themes used. Giovanni observes Rappaccini in his garden and comments on his intent study and obvious avoidance of the plants. Giovanni learns that Rappaccini specializes in creating poison from plants.
One touch from Beatrice and Giovanni will die. While his friend Baglioni gives Giovanni the antidote to cure Beatrice to cure her, his motives are from innocent. The story begins as Giovanni arrives at his lodgings in Padua.
It is the first time that he has been to northern Italy - his family home is from the south - and his naivety is obvious from the start.
When his landlady, Lisabetta, tells him to put his head out of the window to feel the northern sun, he does as she says, but is immediately disappointed.
The sun nowhere near as hot as it is at home. Yet turning his head, he sees something that impresses him even more: Lisabetta tells Giovanni the garden belongs to a scientist called Rappaccini - a man, she claims, known as far as Naples.
Giovanni is impressed and waits at his window to catch a sight of the great man. It is not long before he arrives. Rappacini is a dark, ill-looking, and cold-hearted figure.
His only aspect that impresses Giovanni is the way that he studiously and very carefully looks at the flowers.
He is obviously a man of great intellect. Giovanni is unprepared, however, for his daughter Beatrice. Walking into the garden like an angel, she is breath of fresh air and unlike her father, treats the flowers like her friends.
The next day Giovanni introduces himself to the family friend and university professor, Professor Baglioni. He knows Rappaccini personally and warns Giovanni, to stay away from him.
Rappaccini has no interest in humankind. His interest is to create increasingly dangerous poisons from his plants. The plants, he claims, have contaminated his daughter and she cannot leave the garden. What Baglioni does not tell Giovanni is that Rappaccini is his rival.
They hate each other.
Giovanni is in love with Beatrice and despite warnings, he buys her a bouquet of flowers. Finally, she dances into view, smelling the flowers and approaching, with reverence, a purple plant next to a fountain. As she lifts the plant to smell its flowers, a dewdrop falls from a petal and onto the back of a passing lizard.OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, EDINBURGH REVIEW.
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