«Tutto il mondo è paese» (Ps, VI). Riflessi risorgimentali nei Promessi sposi
In the Promessi sposi Manzoni addresses the Risorgimento problem allusively by portraying situations and feelings attributable to Austrian oppression. Describing the evils of Spanish domination, he presents the reader with the requirements for a modern state. In the novel, the protagonists, not realising these expectations in their native country, seek them elsewhere.