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The Betrothed by Manzoni in short Don Abbondio and i Bravi The story begins with Don Abbondio, a priest who is supposed to celebrate a marriage between two young people in love, Renzo Tramaglino and Lucia Mondella, while he is taking his usual evening walk. While walking, he is stopped by i Bravi, two thugs at the service of a local lord, Don Rodrigo, who urge the priest to not celebrate the wedding. In fact, their lord who has placed a bet with his cousin which had Lucia as prize, therefore he wants to prevent the wedding. Don Abbondio accepts and starts finding excuses to justify his behavior to Renzo, but the man learns the truth.

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The Betrothed by Manzoni in short Don Abbondio and i Bravi The story begins with Don Abbondio, a priest who is supposed to celebrate a marriage between two young people in love, Renzo Tramaglino and Lucia Mondella, while he is taking his usual evening walk. While walking, he is stopped by i Bravi, two thugs at the service of a local lord, Don Rodrigo, who urge the priest to not celebrate the wedding.

In fact, their lord who has placed a bet with his cousin which had Lucia as prize, therefore he wants to prevent the wedding. Don Abbondio accepts and starts finding excuses to justify his behavior to Renzo, but the man learns the truth.

Enraged and scared Don Rodrigo sends him away in a bad manner. The surprise wedding, the subterfuges and the escape Agnese suggests the idea of performing a surprise marriage, namely pronouncing their wedding vows in front of a priest and two witnesses, to make the union official.

The young couple, after discovering what happened, decide to leave with the help of Fra Cristoforo, who sends them to Milan and Monza. The nun agrees in accommodating Lucia in her monastery and the girl tells her story to the Mother Superior. The kidnap is made possible also due to the help of Egidio. The arrival of the Plague After several months the Plague arrives in Lombardy and later in Milan, causing the deaths of many.

Don Rodrigo becomes ill and gets betrayed by the chief of the Bravi, Griso, who will find his demise because of the Plague. Even Renzo is infected but he recovers and looks for Lucia in the lazzaretto. Renzo finds Lucia and Fra Cristoforo, who is infected, and the latter urges Renzo to renounce his desire for revenge towards Don Rodrigo, on the verge of death, and frees Lucia from her vow.

We really hope this summary might be useful to you to learn, or at least rehearse, quickly the story in the 38 chapters of i Promessi Sposi. In addition, we suggest you to watch our super-fun video-summary of the Divina Commedia by Dante Alighieri , to expand your knowledge of Italian Classics.

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We should stay far away from each other, but can we bear to? Only beasts and gods can live outside the city, solitary like Polyphemos, observes Aristotle. Many thanks then to Glenn Arbery for reminding us, recently in these pages, of some of the great books set in plague times, and suggesting that their study might sustain us in somewhat similar times, of pan-virus and panic, today. Set in Lombardy, not this past winter, but in the 17th century, it covers the whole horror of that plague, in whose deadly grip all suffered, many dying, many failing in virtue, and some showing as bright as a human soul ever has.

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In the early 19th century, there was still controversy as to what form the standard literary language of Italy should take. Chapters 1—8: Flight from the village[ edit ] A view of the Lake Como , chapter 1, engraving by Francesco Gonin — Renzo and Lucia, a couple living in a village in Lombardy , near Lecco , on Lake Como , are planning to wed on 8 November The parish priest, don Abbondio, is walking home on the eve of the wedding when he is accosted by two " bravi " thugs who warn him not to perform the marriage, because the local baron Don Rodrigo has forbidden it. An argument ensues and Renzo succeeds in extracting from the priest the name of Don Rodrigo. It turns out that Don Rodrigo has his eye on Lucia and that he had a bet about her with his cousin Count Attilio. Azzeccagarbugli" Dr.

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