Virginia is Galileo’s young, naïve daughter. Despite the presence of a Pope, multiple cardinals, and other religious figures, she is the most devoted follower of Catholicism in Life of Galileo and can often be seen praying. She loves her father, but sees his work in science as misguided. When the Inquisition questions her about him, she has no sense of what danger she might be putting Galileo in.
Virginia Quotes in The Life of Galileo
The The Life of Galileo quotes below are all either spoken by Virginia or refer to Virginia. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Books edition of The Life of Galileo published in 2008.).
Scene 9 Quotes
For three months I'll have to be careful, because the sun will be in Aries, but then I shall get a particularly favourable ascendant and the clouds will part. So long as I keep my eye on Jupiter I can travel as much as I like, because I'm an Aries.
Virginia Character Timeline in The Life of Galileo
The timeline below shows where the character Virginia appears in The Life of Galileo. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...conversation of the three men. Momentarily, the Cardinal Inquisitor comes to review the transcript. Seeing Virginia in the room, he talks with her at some length regarding her own religious practices,... (full context)
...ideas. Furthermore, Ludovico is distressed because his family is very well-respected and rich; his wife (Virginia) will have to sit by him in Church. Ludovico worries that his family will lose... (full context)
...how things work. At this, Ludovico leaves, asking that someone else explain their breakup to Virginia. When Virginia finds out, she faints, and the others run to her. Galileo, however, remains... (full context)