Right You Are, If You Think You Are Essay

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In this essay, Petrusso discusses how social values and the theme of truth shape Right You Are!.

In Luigi Pirandello's Right You Are! (If You Think So), many of the primary characters are on a quest for the truth about newcomers to their community. The Agazzis, Lamberto Laudisi, and their friends want to know several things about Signer Ponza, his wife, and his mother-in-law, Signora Frola. They are curious about the unusual living situation among the Ponzas and Frola, as well as what happened to them in their previous home. This nosy interest leads to much speculation, gossip, and trickery, but the group never really finds out the "real" truth about the Ponzas and Frola. Pirandello shows how relative "truth" can be, and how such an investigation can harm those concerned.

At the end of Right You Are! (If You Think So), the primary protagonists Commendatore Agazzi, his...

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