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Rappaccini's Daughter - Pages 15 -20 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 15 -20 Summary

With Baglioni gone, Giovanni starts to question Beatrice's motives. Perhaps Baglioni is right, perhaps she is trying to contaminate him. Perhaps she loves him. Either way he needs to find out the truth.

Giovanni looks into his mirror. Far from seeing someone contaminated with poison, he sees a happy, beautiful person smiling back at him. He turns to watch a spider crawling across his window and fascinated he walks closer to it. When he stands over the spider, it stops in its tracks. When he breathes on the spider, it drops to the floor, dead.

Giovanni walks through the garden with Beatrice. The atmosphere between them is unusually tense. Finally, Giovanni passionately tells Beatrice that he thinks she has tried to fool him, contaminating with the poisons of the garden. To prove he is right, he breathes on some flies - again they fall to...

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