What are the differences between Don Abbondio and Fra Cristoforo?

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What are the differences between Don Abbondio and Fra Cristoforo?

What are the differences between Don Abbondio and Fra Cristoforo?

Don Abbondio presents a sort of double face: he is weak and submits to the strong (for fear of repercussions) while he bullies the weak. While Fra Cristoforo is presented as a humble, selfless person who takes care of everyone, especially the weakest.

Why does Fra Cristoforo go to Don Abbondio?

Faced with the aggression of Don Rodrigo, Fra Cristoforo is hesitant at first, but only because he seeks the most suitable words to enter the soul of his interlocutor and to persuade him without offending him.

Why does Fra Cristoforo enter the scene at dawn?

At dawn, Father Cristoforo leaves the Pescarenico convent to go to Lucia's house. ... These encounters that increase Father Cristoforo's sadness at every step.

What are the differences between Don Rodrigo and the Unnamed?

They are two very different figures. Don Rodrigo is young, arrogant, not very powerful. The Innominato is older, more experienced, comes from a very powerful family (the Visconti). Manzoni highlights the difference, even in the houses: Don Rodrigo has a mansion, the Innominato a castle.

How does the dialogue between Father Cristoforo and Don Rodrigo take place?

Don Rodrigo is having a feast with the notables of the town, so he invites Brother Cristoforo to follow him into another room. The two antagonists are standing one in front of the other and, as in a sort of duel, alternately, they go on the attack or stand in defense, both with attitudes and with words.

What words and what attitudes testify to Father Cristoforo's moral strength?

Father Cristoforo (his name before becoming a friar was Lodovico) was a "man closer to sixty than fifty". ... Father Cristoforo showed an ardent temperament, mitigated by the practice of humility and obedience ("... something of proud and restless; and immediately he lowered himself by reflection of humility").

What does Don Rodrigo propose to Fra Cristoforo?

Since Father Cristoforo insists so much in wanting to protect this girl, Don Rodrigo declares himself willing to help her and makes a proposal to the friar: he will have to advise the girl to come and put herself under the "protection" of the squire, so that no one will dare to bother her anymore.

Why does Fra Cristoforo stand as Lucia's defender?

Fra Cristoforo promptly places himself as Lucia's defender for two reasons: a) because he does not want to leave her alone in the face of a hateful persecution; b) because ............................................... .................................................. ........................................

What does Don Rodrigo want from the Unnamed?

Don Rodrigo, to complete the decision to win the bet with Attilio, decides to turn to the Unnamed. ... The Unnamed has consciously chosen to dictate the law and to live outside and above the laws, Don Rodrigo instead "He wanted to be a tyrant, but not the wild tyrant ...".

What are the Unnamed and his castle compared to?

"The knight castle of a narrow and gloomy valley" seems to almost become the personification of his character: Manzoni paints a portrait worthy of an English Gothic novel, evoking a gloomy, gloomy atmosphere of a legend of ghosts.

How does the conversion of Lodovico take place?

Lodovico, however, really converts to the Catholic faith, not as a refuge but out of a sincere desire for repentance. In fact, Lodovico had already felt the desire of the monacation before. His conversion might seem like a convenience, but it is not: it even makes his repentance public.

Why does Don Rodrigo try to turn the subject into contention?

Don Rodrigo, already ill disposed towards the friar, feels his irritation grow at those words and in every way tries to "get the worst" of his words and "turn the discussion into dispute".
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