Decameron, The

Decameron, The

tales told by young people taking refuge from the black death ravaging Florence. [Ital. Lit.: Magill II, 231]
See: Disease

Decameron, The

Boccaccio’s bawdy panorama of medieval Italian life. [Ital. Lit.: Bishop, 314–315, 380]
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Let us begin by listing all these diverse components of the Decameron, keeping in mind that each of them leads to the following one in the structure of the work until we reach the core of the Decameron, the one hundred tales; at that point, each component travels again backwards, as it were, across the previous trajectory, returning to the point of departure, when the brigata returns to Florence, which is still devastated by the plague.
At the beginning of the Decameron, the Boccaccio persona, too, at the age of thirty-five (the time of the plague) finds himself alone because of his inability to obtain the love of the noble lady whom he had courted since his early youth.
One could suggest that, in the Author's Proem to the Decameron, the "amico" (or, rather, friends) who helped the lovelorn Narrator overcome his dejection plays a role similar to that of Minuccio on behalf of Lisa.
Finally, the humblest of all the women in the Decameron, the shepherdess Griselda, can transform herself into the noblest of all the women ever described in the Decameron; she can undergo and suffer the most undeserved and harshest trials and tribulations to which a human being and a mother can possibly be subjected while showing that humility, meekness, and submissiveness can conquer injustice, violence, and wickedness.
4) As readers move from Boccaccio's earlier works to the Decameron, the question about Fiammetta cannot be whether she is the continuation of the previous homonymous characters, for she is not and cannot be.
In the Decameron, the term is mentioned first by Neifile, but with regard to the clerical catechism: Giannotto "engaged the most worthy men to instruct [ammaestrare] [Abraam] thoroughly in our faith" (I.
Readers recall the danger of facing a crowd when, in the first tale of the Decameron, the two Florentine brothers feared for their life because of the wickedness of Ciappelletto, their guest, who unexpectedly fell ill and asked for a confessor.
In addition to providing the structural and formal closing of the Decameron, the last segment of the Boccaccio persona's fourfold discourse--i.
In his film Decameron, the Artist's triptych with its third blank canvas alludes to the idea of a future creation or unfinished work.
However we divide the Decameron, the Sixth Day is certainly placed in, at or around its center.
Centered on the Decameron, the book reaches forward to twentieth-century narrative (e.
I am thinking of Bruno and Buffalmacco in the Decameron, the tricks by Ponzio mentioned in the Cortegiano (2.