Igo Primo Exe 219 ##HOT##
Igo Primo Exe 219
don balsco is an interesting character in the book, and he is described very well. he is an introverted man with a sense of superiority derived from growing up in a wealthy family. the family thought he was a good looking boy, but they found out differently. never having to answer to anyone; he constantly questioned everything. i like how difficult he makes it for the other characters in the book, and it comes through in the story. he is a slim, well-groomed, classically handsome man with that bit of arrogance that comes through his eyes. but he is more of a scholar than a warrior. he is cantankerous and cant stand all the children except for prince giacomo. he has a split personality. he has battles with his wife, lucia, but he is also in love with her.
the author has taken pains to blend the american’s with their italian counterparts to make the characters more natural for the reader. indeed, the scenes in the american’s city of d?ranno, in teh state of new jersey, are more realistic. we see the reading rooms, long, narrow hallways that lead to the lavapatti. the interiors of the buildings and homes are also vivid. the descriptions of the conversations seem real. on the other hand, the scenes in the southern italian city of noto, in sicily, where the court is often assembled for the childrens benefit, and the descriptions of the court scenes are less representative of the courtly behavior than of those of 18th century sicilian and spanish nobility. such descriptions were more graphic to the author than those of noto.
a surprising character is don abbondio, the court doctor. he never fails to shed a tear at a scene where a character passes away. he is a fine example of a good man caught between his profession and his conscience. he is the one member of the family who wants to see prince giacomos claims bypassed. he is actually more of a psychologist than a doctor. he goes to see the poor relatives when they are sick, feeds them and does not ask for anything in return. he is the one that is far more emotionally involved in the plight of the poor.
the original building materials were built according to the very latest style of french architecture. it has a central tower and a chapel, which is like the entrance. the rooms and parlors are spacious and the urns, fountains, statuettes and other things arouse admiration. towards the park, at the back of the building, we find the big dining room, the main hall. it has two entrances, one is light; the other, which is a little more sheltered, has paintings by the french artist constant troyon. as we go out on the balcony, we come to a wide alley, which runs along the side of the park and to the old obelisk, placed by napoleon iii. it is made of granite and bronze. at the end of this balcony we come to a grassy square, where stands a marble table, on which lies a yellow model of the park.
according to the first-hand account of vespucci’s nemesis, gomara, the show of intellectual merit that columbus had first displayed upon first setting foot in the americas, a single almond tree — and only that, not a single vegetable or fruit tree — was the only thing the natives could offer to columbus in return for the luxuries the spaniards were accustomed to. this scene of submission, in which the american indians are forced to sell columbus anything he wants, and he is so happy to finally be in possession of the result of his labors that he immediately marches to the beach and banishes his entire squadron of ships — leaving behind such a large amount of garbage on the beach that, as was typical of the era, it took two years for it to be dug up — was how vespucci’s eyes were opened to the truth of what columbus had been doing all along. vespucci would write in his october 28, 1501 letter to lorenzo di medici: “and so he made him lord of his own, but you should realize that he also made those peoples slaves and their king his vassal.”