The Italian, or, the Confessional of the Black Penitents - Section 3: Chapter 4, 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

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Section 3: Chapter 4, 5 and 6 Summary

In the fourth chapter, Vivaldi returns home to find his mother in her closet with Schedoni whom Vivaldi observes and decides is not the mysterious monk. When the Marchesa leaves to retrieve a letter, Vivaldi questions Schedoni about the monk and tells Schedoni of his intent to find the monk. Schedoni says Vivaldi will be doing right if he has a cause of complaint against the monk, judging it to be so by Vivaldi's eye and tone. Vivaldi accuses Schedoni of slandering Ellena to the Marchese, causing Schedoni's features to darken. Regaining control of his expression, Schedoni denies the accusation, but his tranquil air convinces Vivaldi of his guilt. While Schedoni ruminates evil against Vivaldi, Vivaldi considers how to make Schedoni atone for the affront offered to him. The Marchesa di Vivaldi returns to her apartment and is displeased...

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