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    In Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron, each day is foucused around a theme, which the members of the lieta brigata seek to incorporate into that day’s stories (with the exception of Dioneo). For the sixth day, the theme is decided to be people who employ a witticism to escape punishment or discomfort. To convey this message, many of the tales employ the usage of a bon mot, or a brief, humorous phrase. Throughout this day, unsightly persons, frequently employ the bon mot, which contrasts their wit with

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    The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio is about a group of seven women and three men who go to the countryside to avoid the black plague. During their stay in the countryside, they tell stories to each other to keep themselves entertained. On the eighth day of their stay, the theme for all of the stories is “tricks which women always seem to be playing on men or men on women” (Boccaccio VIII), which followed along the same lines as day seven which was about tricks wives played on their husbands. From

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    At the age of 10 Giovanni Boccaccio’s dad sent him to work at the firm’s bank in Naples. He dad was also a well-known banking firm. Giovanni stayed there for a couple of years with Robert of Anjou, who ruled Naples at the time. His dad wanted him to become a businessman or a lawyer and of course he was showing little interest in those fields. Giovanni wanted to be a writer and that what he did for the rest of his life. He was an Italian writer and wrote about human universal themes of love, loss

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    The Influence of Others In Filostrato, by Giovanni Boccaccio, influence plays an essential role in where one person influences the other in many ways. The influence one has over another can be strong or poor. A strong influence where a person does or listens to everything someone says or a poor influence where a person does not listen to anything anyone says. Pandaro, who is a close friend to Trolio and a cousin to Criseida, has a strong influence on both of them to which he gets them to listen to

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    capture and forever hold that experience through the art of painting, recording, and writing, hoping that one day someone will retell the memory. In 1353, Giovanni Boccaccio, completed the Decameron, which consists "the fictional record of ten days: spent telling one hundred tales during one of the worst plagues ever to strike Europe." Boccaccio wrote these novellas trying to escape the black plague; although these stories do not depict his personal life, they are rather explicit about love in the

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    The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

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    “You are to look upon this grim opening as travelers on foot confront a steep, rugged mountain: beyond it lies a most enchanting plain which they appreciate all the more for having toiled up and down the mountain first,” (Boccaccio, pg. 7). The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio embodies this verse. Until this time period, religion guided society like an invisible hand pushing everyone along. Throughout many generation religion evolved. From polytheism to monotheism, form idols to churches, people

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    Federigo's Greed

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    Geoffrey Chaucer and the other is “Federigo’s Falcon” by Giovanni Boccaccio. Both of these stories were about giving, while one was on the more positive

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    In the time and setting that Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron is taking place in, women are held in a lower social standing than men. The only way that woman was viewed in people’s eyes was that of a wife and mother to her family. Considering the role that woman play with their family, during that it is important to note that these roles were taken very seriously, therefore also rewarded. In one novella that the standards and expectations of being a wife are upheld would have to be the novella

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    women and their rights progressed to Giovanni Boccaccio’s creation of female biography in 1374, and further developed with a female voice in 1405 under the pen of Christine de Pizan. Clearly, none of the prestigious scholars could have predicted the alterations and growth of the discussion surrounding a people group often considered subhuman. Out of the authors used in this synthesis of the field, the vast majority owe their beginnings to the work of Boccaccio for purposefully including women into

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    The Patient Griselda, by Giovanni Boccaccio

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    “The Patient Griselda”, by Giovanni Boccaccio, has hidden meanings to it. Domestic violence from Gualtieri to his chosen wife, Griselda is apparent. Gualtieri feels as though his is condoned to such abuse of his wife because of her low-born social class status, her non-nobility. He further oppresses his power over her by disallowing her to have control over the upbringing of their children. Gualtieri, a young Italian marquis, was pressured by his servants to marry. His subjects were in fear

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