The Italian, or, the Confessional of the Black Penitents - Section 7: Chapter 14, 15 and 16 Summary & Analysis

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Section 7: Chapter 14, 15 and 16 Summary

In the fourteenth chapter, Marchesa di Vivaldi worries about her son wounding her pride. Hearing of Ellena's escape, she summons Schedoni who confirms the rumor, adding that he has heard Vivaldi and Ellena were married at the lake of Celano. Schedoni urges the Marchesa to enact revenge against Vivaldi. Blaming Vivaldi's youth and rash emotions, Schedoni claims that Ellena deserves death as punishment for her relationship with Vivaldi. Although she is hesitant, Marchesa di Vivaldi agrees to consider it and consult with Schedoni tomorrow after vespers. In chapter fifteen, Marchesa di Vivaldi keeps her appointment with Schedoni the next day, and Schedoni convinces her that it is just for Ellena to die for her crimes, promising the Marchesa absolution and protection from the church. Schedoni even knows of a man they can hire for the job. Marchesa di Vivaldi...

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