Little does he know that Malatesta is actually plotting on Ernesto's behalf, and the woman he thinks he has married, Sofronia
, is actually Ernesto's love interest Norina, who is participating in the plan to teach Don Pasquale a lesson.
Thus Filomena raises the subject matter to a higher level, that of friendship, which, viewed as a secular virtue, empowers a young man, the Greek Gisippo, to donate his chosen wife, Sofronia
, to his Roman friend, Tito, who, like Lisa in the previous tale, verges on death because of his love, albeit his circumstances differ totally from hers.
Mava poi altresi notato che l'acume di Modena, oltre che nella disamina delle connessioni fra Calvino e Melotti, si manifesta anche nell'accertamento di echi e rimandi, anch'essi individuati nel libro del 1972, a principi riconducibili all'architecture ephemere di Guy Rottier, all'architecture mobile di Yona Friedman, e a progetti avanguardisticovisionari quali "Intrapolis" di Walter Jonas (vedi, rispettivamente, le "citta invisibili" di Sofronia
, Ersilia e Pirra).
As her husband falls head over heels for the young ward Clizia, Sofronia
takes his place in the family hierarchy and moves to protect the family reputation from a major scandal.
24) It had long been contended that the character of the chaste Sofronia
, a figure with no historical precedent who is prepared to sacrifice herself in order to save the other Christian inhabitants of pagan-controlled Jerusalem in canto 2, was intended as a thinly veiled portrait of the Princess Leonora, and so it did not require a great stretch of the imagination to suppose that the lovesick Olindo represented the poet himself.
130) Similarly, in the Gerusalemme liberata Tasso's prominent women all fit into some archetypal category of the females that frequent the epic tradition: Sofronia
the Christian martyr, Clorinda the Amazon warrior maiden, Armida the underworld seductress, and Erminia the smitten lover.
Front Row, from bottom, includes SH2 Sofronia
Lambino, SK3 Juan Rodriguez, MS3 Artemio Worth, FC3 Jarrod Richardson, and MS2 Zoilo Hizon.
At the height of the subterfuge, when Norina pretends to be Malatesta's sister, Sofronia
, Swenson affects a hilarious little-girl voice, which she uses to great advantage and without obvious strain.
The given name is taken from some prestigious source, such as the Saints' calendar (for Macedonia, Sofronia
, Eustolia, and so forth), from newspapers (Golda), or from a prestige language such as English (for Mery, Beti, and so on).
Segue l'analisi di una celebre riscrittura, quella ad opera di Giraldi Cinzio che, in Ecatommiti X, 4, propone attraverso il personaggio di Sofronia
una rinnovata Alatiel la quale offre una lezione morale opposta a quella di Decameron II, 7.
The connection is underscored when Sofronia
muses on Nicomaco's recent "mutazione" (Machiavelli, 1996b, 194 [2.
E, insomma, il ritorno al "segno" voluto dalla Sofronia
di Machiavelli dopo il temporaneo sobillamento dell'armonia familiare causata dal comportamento bizzarro del vecchio Nicomaco.