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Rappaccini's Daughter Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

How does Baglioni and Rappaccini rivalry destroy Beatrice and Giovanni's innocence?

What elements of the story come from the biblical story the Fall of Man?

How and why does the language of the story change during the exchanges between Beatrice and Giovanni?

What does the story state about people who don't find a balance between their emotional and intellectual lives?

Why doesn't the author show Giovanni's reaction to Beatrice's death at the end of the story?

Why is it so important for Rappaccino to preserve his daughter's innocence?

How does Baglioni gradually manipulate Giovanni to do what he needs to get back at his rival?

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