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What Is The Depravity Of Rappaccini's Daughter By Baglioni

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Much like that of the creature’s war, Beatrice’s battle in “Rappaccini’s Daughter” is against the monstrous depravity of Baglioni, her father, and her lover, Giovanni Guasconti. Baglioni’s depravity stems from greed. Baglioni is a “professor of medicine” and a “physician of eminent repute” (291). According to Baglioni, Dr. Rappaccini “has as much science as any member of the faculty—with perhaps one single exception,” the exception being Baglioni himself.
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