The Italian, or, the Confessional of the Black Penitents - Section 5: Chapter 9, 10 and 11 Summary & Analysis

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Section 5: Chapter 9, 10 and 11 Summary

In the ninth chapter, the door is unlocked when Vivaldi and Paulo awake. Worried for Ellena, Vivaldi rushes to Ellena's house where he finds Beatrice tied up and learns that Ellena has been kidnapped. Suspecting his parents and Schedoni, Vivaldi supplicates his father for Ellena's return, but the Marchese di Vivaldi convinces his son of his ignorance in the matter. His interview with his mother, however, convinces Vivaldi that she and Schedoni conspired against him and Ellena. Vivaldi goes to the convent of the Spirito Santo and finds Schedoni, who ignores his questions and accusations. Since Schedoni is currently engaged in a holy office, the monks seize Vivaldi with the intent of imprisoning him, but Vivaldi escapes and returns home. Marchesa di Vivaldi, upon learning of Vivaldi's intent to marry Ellena, appeals to Schedoni who concocts the plot to...

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