Michelangelo Topics for Discussion

Elizabeth Ripley
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1. Michelangelo's experiences as a youth demonstrate that there are both advantages and disadvantages to possessing an exceptional talent. What are some of the problems young Michelangelo faces? How are they resolved?

2. Ripley's biography shows that Michelangelo, a brilliant artist and basically a good man, also has serious flaws in his character. What are these flaws?

How do they affect his art and career?

3. What sort of person does Lorenzo de Medici seem to be? How does he change Michelangelo's life?

4. Why does Ripley see Michelangelo's Madonna of the Stairs as a turning point in the history of art?

5. Do you think Michelangelo is a sincerely religious man? How does his work reflect his devotion?

6. What do you think drives Michelangelo to endure the hardship of working on the Sistine Chapel ceiling?

7. How do you think Michelangelo feels about the rich and powerful people who employ him throughout...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Michelangelo from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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