Antonio Pignatelli

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Noun1.Antonio Pignatelli - Italian pope from 1691 to 1700 who abolished nepotism within the church hierarchy and was universally loved for his charity and piety
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He is Antonio Pignatelli, and in this respect he is no different, really, than the young peasant Jeanne who becomes the Iron Maiden.
At this crucial point in the monodrama, Innocent the man "subordinates" his perspective as papal, analytical judge to his perspective as the humanly limited Antonio Pignatelli, inserting himself into the action of the sordid story that he is reading and performing the text of the documents before him.
Through this metaphor, however, Antonio Pignatelli emerges once again, persistently effacing Innocent as he decides in a very human and petty way that Guido should not be allowed to live when he himself is about to die.