Illusions of Unity

I wrote this piece for a class assignment when living in Italy earlier this year. The class spent a great deal of time focusing on the Risorgimento and the unification of Italy. I really enjoyed the class and the various assignments we completed for it. The letter is that of a woman outlining her life and experiences of the times. The assignment also required us to demonstrate some of the biases and divides within the country as it unified. Happy reading!