Italian Essay

321 words - 2 pages

Sanil Shah
Italian 102
Essay #2

Alessandro Manzoni nasce a Milano il 7 marzo 1785 da una relazione extra-matrimoniale tra Giulia Beccaria e Giovanni Verri. Nel 1791 entra nel collegio dei Somaschi a Merate, dove rimane fino al 1796, anno in cui viene ammesso presso il collegio dei Barnabiti.

A Parigi rimane fino al 1810 e si accosta, stabilendo anche forti amicizie, all'ambiente degli ideologi, che ripensavano in forme critiche e con forti istanze etiche la cultura illuminista.

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Egli è famoso per il romanzo The Betrothed ( Promessi Sposi ) generalmente classificato tra i capolavori della letteratura mondiale romanzo è anche un simbolo della italiana Risorgimento , sia per il suo messaggio patriottico e perché era una tappa fondamentale nello sviluppo della moderna unificata, la lingua italiana .

Il lungo lavoro di stesura del romanzo si caratterizza sostanzialmente per la revisione linguistica, nel tentativo di dare un orizzonte nazionale al suo testo, orientandosi sulla lingua "viva", cioè parlata dai ceti colti della Toscana contemporanea. La sua fama di letterato, di grande studioso di poetica ed interprete della lingua italiana si andava sempre più consolidando e i riconoscimenti ufficiali non si fanno attendere, tanto che nel 1860 ha il grande onore di essere nominato Senatore del Regno.

Nel 1833 muore la moglie, ennesimo lutto che getta lo scrittore in un grave sconforto. Passano quattro anni e nel 1837 si risposa con Teresa Borri. Alessandro Manzoni muore a Milano il 22 maggio 1873, venerato come il letterato italiano più rappresentativo del secolo e come il padre della lingua italiana moderna.

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