Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Why Does Gabriella Reject Tancred?




TANCRED

Tell me, Gabriella, why I cannot

accompany you. Surely not because

of this disagreement with Guido?


GABRIELLA

Yes! No! Yes!


TANCRED

Is that all? Tell me.


GABRIELLA.

Then I will! My grandfather was

a mercenary. He was killed in

battle. My father was a mercenary.

He was killed too. I was only a

child. My poor mother died of a

broken heart. So I made a vow to

myself. Never, ever to have

anything to do with mercenaries.

There! Now you know.