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The Agony and the Ecstasy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book Four Summary

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Book Four Summary

Michelangelo returns to the cramped quarters of the Buonarroti home. His father sees no future in the arts for his son and wants him accepted into a merchant guild so Michelangelo can become rich and provide income for the family. While Michelangelo is wondering how he could escape such a fate, his old friend Granacci comes to his rescue again. Ghirlandaio is willing to accept him back as an apprentice. He is even willing to double the contract money that he had paid Michelangelo a year earlier.

Even though this is a way of escaping Lodovico's plans, Michelangelo isn't happy. As he usually does when he is troubled, he travels to the Topolino's home. They greet him warmly and he starts working, cutting stone as if the activity would purge his feelings for the changes that are occurring in his life. After the pure physical...

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