The Birth of Venus Topics for Discussion

Sarah Dunant
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Who is Alessandra Cecchi? What is unusual about her ability to draw? Why does Alessandra hide her artistic abilities? Why does Alessandra constantly fight with her brothers? Why does Alessandra believe her brother Tomaso does not like her? Is this true? How does Alessandra defend herself from her brother's constant teasing? What does this say about Alessandra's character?

Who is the painter? Why has he come to the Cecchi household? Why does he not speak to Alessandra the first time they meet? Why is he angry with Alessandra? Why does Alessandra keep coming back to the painter? What does Alessandra want from the painter? Does she ever get it? Why does the painter refuse to help Alessandra? What is the true reason for this refusal?

Who is Savonarola? What does he preach from his pulpit? How do the people of Florence feel about Savonarola...

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