marrying a petty bourgeois.
Confessor: Then she must be a fine girl.
Giulia: Speak out. Go ahead.
Marcello: Mediocre. A mound of petty ideas. Full
of pettt ambitions. She’s all bed and kitchen.
Italo: A normal man? For me, a normal man is one
who turns his head to see a beautiful woman’s
bottom. The point is not just to turn your head.
There are five or six reasons. And he is glad to
find people who are like him, his equals. That’s
why he likes crowded beaches, football, the
Marcello: At Piazza Venice.
Italo: He likes people similar to himself and does not
trust those who are different. That’s why a normal
man is a true brother, a true
citizen, a true patriot…
Marcello: A truce fascist.
Giulia: What are you going to do now?
Marcello: The same as everyone else who thought
like me.When there are so many of us, there’s
Giulia: Marcello, don’t go out. They could hurt you.
Marcello” I won’t be in danger. After all, what have
I done? My duty.
Giulia: But why do you want to go?
Marcello: I want to see how a dictatorship falls.