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Giovanni Graphic
Updated: 11/16/2017
Giovanni Graphic
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Storyboard Text

  • Young Giovanni Guasconti, comes to Padua to pursue his studies, and he invests in a living space within an old dismal palace.
  • Exposition/ Characterization
  • Giovanni witnesses Doctor Giacomo Rappacini, a peculiar, tall, and sickly man, working in the opulent garden outside his window.
  • Exposition/ Characterization
  • As Giovanni continues looking at the garden in awe, Rappaccini calls his daughter, Beatrice Rappaccini, to help him with a plant with purple gems. Beatrice encapsulates health and beauty. Giovanni finds it a bit strange that only Beatrice could touch the plant.
  • Characterization
  • Rising Action
  • Beatrice! Beatrice! Attend to the flower.
  • Giovanni meets university professor Pietro Baglioni. He warns Giovanni to stay away from Rappaccini because he poisoned Beatrice with his plants.
  • Conflict/ Characterization
  • Stay away from Rappacini! He has no interest in humans.
  • Giovanni finds himself madly in love with the beautiful Beatrice. Ignoring Baglioni's remarks, he buys Beatrice a bouquet of flowers. Giovanni spots Beatrice smelling the purple flower. As she picks up the flower, a dew drop falls and immediately kills a lizard underneath.
  • Determined Giovanni finds an entrance into Rappaccini's garden, so he can finally make contact with Beatrice.
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