Rappaccini's Daughter - Study Guide Pages 6-10 Summary & Analysis

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Giovanni buys a bouquet of flowers, takes them back to his room and waits for Beatrice to enter the garden. He finally sees her approaching the purple, gem like flower near the fountain, gently caressing its flower in her hand and taking in its scent. As she does so, Giovanni observes a lizard crawling near her feet. A dewdrop falls from the flower and strikes the lizard on the head, instantly killing it. Minutes later, flies buzzing around Beatrice head also drop dead.

Finally, Giovanni throws the bouquet at Beatrice's feet. She is delighted and tells him she wishes she could return the favor by throwing up a petal from the purple plant, but she does not feel she could throw it that far. As she walks away, Giovanni thinks he sees the bouquet of flowers wilting in her grasp.

Giovanni is in love, walking...

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