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  • Rappaccini's Daughter
  • Exposition
  • Holy Virgin, signor! For the love of Heaven, then, put your head out of the window, and you will as bright sunshine as you have left in Naples!
  • Conflict
  • The instant Giovanni lays his eyes of Beatrice he falls in love with her, but as the story progresses Giovanni begins to witness unfathomable accounts of magic that occur around her. Giovanni soon figures out that she her self, along with the garden is fatal. 
  •      She is so beautiful!
  • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Rising Action
  • Giovanni Guascanti moves to Padua, Italy to pursue his studies. With the help of Lisabetta he comes upon a desolate apartment with not only an amazing view of Italy but also of a beautiful woman by the name of Beatrice and her father, Dr. Rappaccini, and his mysterious garden
  • Climax
  • The instant Giovanni lays his eyes of Beatrice he falls in love with her, but as the story progresses Giovanni begins to witness unfathomable accounts of magic that occur around her. Giovanni soon figures out that she her self, along with the garden is fatal.  
  • Falling action
  • conflict
  • Giovanni finally decides to see the Beatrice up close for the first time ever. As Giovanni explores the garden he becomes curious and reaches out to touch a shrub that Beatrice often talks to. Beatrice knows that if Giovanni touches the shrub he will die, so she makes the mistake of grabbing his arm and infecting him with her curse.
  • Touch it not! Not for thy life! It is fatal!
  • Dr, Baglioni, another doctor who is jealous of Dr. Rappaccini's work, tricks Giovanni into believing that a concoction he made will cure Beatrice from the curse her father put on her. Giovanni, desperate as he is to be with Beatrice, gives her the potion. Little does Giovanni know, the potion is fatal to Beatrice. 
  • Drink this! It will cure you. Once you are cured we can finally be together!
  • Beatrice drinks the potion and collapses to the ground. Rappaccini's most valued experiment and daughter is gone forever. Giovanni's true love is also gone forever. Giovanni cannot believe he was so naïve.
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