Not strictly, of course, both found the fecund dialect a vehicle for their writings, sonnets, poems, sketches, short stories and narrative poetic renditions. If one discusses the pursim of the employed dialects, one is forced to admit that Russo, who loved the underclass of Naples with a passion, there, he found the diction of his work. He was part etymologist in his love, and discovery, and study of the dialect in full glory in Seicento a time when it vied with the Tuscan as the Italian standard for vernacular speech and writing. One might hazard the thought that Russo exemplified the underclass in his realism, its vitality and pluck. It is well known that the Neapolitan underclass was never in favor of Garibaldi, or the Piedmontese despotism, exploitative, and oppressive that followed the Unification of Italy. whereas DiGiacomo was mildly liberal, Russo really hankered for the old Bourbon regime and sovereign status. Southern Italy was invaded by capitalist bourgeois exploiters under the protection of any occupying army of Turin who outraged and ravaged the population of Calabria.