|Plot Summary of The Agony and the Ecstasy|
|"This is the fictional biography of Michelangelo Buonarroti, the creator of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, the dome of St. Peter's, and many of the most beautiful sculptures in art. It is mainly a story of his artistic genius and focuses on how he taught himself the basics of human anatomy (by examining cadavers) and how he created stunning works of art from lifeless marble. It is also the story of his loves and the pressure he was under from the Catholic church to create. "
Julie L., Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Agony and the Ecstasy|
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Subject of Biography
- long lived adults
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- an organization
- religious figure
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
- distant past
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
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