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Rappaccini's Daughter (1980)

A young student wonders about the beautiful gardens and even more beautiful daughter of Rappacini. And is horrified when he discovers the poisonous nature of their beauty.

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Kristoffer Tabori ...
Giovanni
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Beatrice
Michael Egan ...
Baglioni
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Rappaccini
Antonia Rey ...
Emma
Madeline Willemsen ...
Lisabetta
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Vito
Coqui González ...
Flower Seller
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A young student wonders about the beautiful gardens and even more beautiful daughter of Rappacini. And is horrified when he discovers the poisonous nature of their beauty. Written by Kathy Li

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Nathaniel Hawthorne does Dante & The Bible
6 December 2001 | by (u.s.) – See all my reviews

This is a story with many moral implications. Man vs. Self--do we go after what we know is bad for us? Man vs. Science--Where does science become more important than life? There are more questions raised in the reading of the story. This story speaks of the power and innocence and foolishness of young love. Also worth mentioning is the story was written on the brink of the Industrial Revolution, with science eroding the hellfire & brimstone Puritans and a more Realist/Romanticist attitude taking over America. It references Dante's Inferno, and the purposeful, or should I say, the expected decent into Hell. As well, there are th obvious references to Rappacini's garden being Eden and Giovanni and Beatrice (Bay-ah-treechay) as Adam and Eve. There is no murder, but there is death. As Hawthorne always teaches, nothing good can last unconditionally...


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