Boccaccio Decameron

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What number day and story is the story of Nastalgio
Day 5 Story 8
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What number day and Story is the Story of Lisabetta?
Day 4, Story 5
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What number day and story is the story of Andreuccio?
Day 2 Story 5
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What number day and story is the story of Calandrino?
Day 8, Story 3
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What is the name of the idiot he believes in the Heliotrope?
Calandrino.
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What is the name of the idiot who steals the ring?
Andreuccio
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What is the name of the man who terrifies his wife into marrying him?
Nastalgio
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How many girls and how many boys are in the decameron?
7 girls, 3 boys.
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How many days, How many stories?
10 days, 100 short stories.
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What is the name for the frame?
The cornice
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Who is Prince Galahalt?
so strong, could of beat Arthur. Gave up because he admired Lancelot who was in love with Guenevere Arthurs wife, he gets them together.
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Why is he writing the book? (Prologue).
Women "cooped up within the narrow confines of their rooms" only think about love, a distration for them as well as "useful advice" for them to recognise "what should be avoided and likewise what should be persued).
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Who is the leader of the group?
Pampinea.
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What do the women represent?
Four Cardinal Virtues and the Three Theological Virtues
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What are the four cardinal virtues?
Prudence, Justice, Temperance and Fortitude
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What are the Three theological virues?
Faith, Hope and love.
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What do the men represent?
The triparte division of the soul (faith, hope and lust).
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What is Boccaccios love triangle?
Women - Boccaccio - Decameron
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When was the decameron written?
1348-51
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How old was he when he wrote the Decameron?
36-38
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What is the structural principle of the Decameron?
Variety.
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What is there a variety of in the Decameron?
Settings, times, social classes, way of speaking.
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What are the central themes of the Decameron?
Fortune, Intelligence, Love and Death
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Art for Lisabetta da Massina
"Isabelle with the pot of Basil" by William Holman Hunt (1898).
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What is the narration mostly like in the Decameron?
Omniscent.
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How many people died in Florence according to Boccaccio due to the plague?
100,000
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What story does he tell of the Plague?
How some little pigs died when they found a rag in the road.
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