Essays Tagged: "Decameron"

"The Decameron" by Boccacio.

The DecameronImagine worshiping and praying to a false Saint? After reading the story of Ciappeletto,I f ...

(3 pages) 91 0 3.5 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Treatment of women in The Decameron

The Decameron is a book consisting of smaller stories, written by Boccaccio. It was written in the Middl ... ok consisting of smaller stories, written by Boccaccio. It was written in the Middle Ages. From The Decameron you can learn how women were treated during this time. Women were generally not treated we ... d the attitude that women are inferior, and incapable of taking care of things.Another story in The Decameron that shows how women were treated was that of Calndrino and the Heliotrope. Calandrino was ...

(3 pages) 108 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Satiric Subject, its Practices and Purposes in Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron.

pope first in 1365. He died in Florence, on 12/21/1375.There are three frames, in which Boccaccio's Decameron has to be seen. The author establishes these frames in the Prologue and in the Introductio ... y the plague (10). I will focus on Boccaccio's main criticism of the Catholic Church's hypocrisy in Decameron: The Church is human, and as a human not all knowing and not flawless, but rather corrupt ...

(4 pages) 79 0 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Love, Irony and Death: Nine Page Paper reviewing The Decameron novel

Decameron EssayLove, Irony and Death A semi-detailed account of Giovanni Boccaccio's life can ... not linger long, however. He died on December 21, 1375.Some hypothesize that the book was named The Decameron because there are precisely one hundred stories. Another idea is that the meaning takes af ... e thought they were falling sick when they were not. This created even more chaos and terror.In The Decameron, there are one hundred stories told by ten storytellers: Pampinea, Filomena, Neifile, Filo ...

(10 pages) 66 0 3.8 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Chapter review: poets

anist*Giovanni Boccaccio: one of the first writers to use vernacular. He is also best known for the Decameron, a collection of stories that shows his lively interest in men and women as unique individ ...

(1 pages) 19 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Were the principal effects of the plague known as the Black Death economic, or religious, or psychological, or a blend? If a blend, then what kind of blend?

ors with only a sense of dread and the sheer futility of life. Boccaccio observes first hand in his Decameron that "This sore affliction entered so deep into the minds of men and women, that in the ho ... were able to "hide" from the plague for many years and this is exactly the context under which the Decameron was written. In a rather understandable way of dealing with the plague which surrounded th ...

(11 pages) 43 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Values And Morals Of Boccaccio Chaucer

and life outside of there home. The Black Death changed society using, Boccaccio's, Decameron the arrival of the tragic and unfathomable Plague without end altered the way in which fou ... y allowed their nudity to be seen by man servants if maidservants were not available.In Boccaccio's Decameron, he shows the peoples morals and values that represent, "how long one lived was not as imp ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


tepmother and numerous friends. This event inspired him to write his most noted work, in 1350, the "Decameron". It is at this time also when Boccaccio has his first meeting with Petrarch, a fell ... meeting with Petrarch, a fellow humanist and idol to Boccaccio. The greatest accomplishment of the "Decameron" lies in the variety of the adventures, diversity of characters, and the analysis of ...

(1 pages) 532 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


urplus of good books exist revealing characteristics of life at that time. One of such books is The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. In The Decameron, Boccaccio describes lifestyles in the fourteenth ... in fiction, the characters are similar to actual people of that period. In the "Eighth Day" of The Decameron, Boccaccio accurately depicts women's submissive role in the family, male dominance in soc ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


on the side of transgression is not surprising.This minor rebellion has long-term effects upon the Decameron's storytelling. Licisca asserts: "I could tell you a thing or two about the tricks they pl ... nable us to escape and/or avoid ruin, ridicule, discomfort, and danger. When I finished reading the Decameron, I had to admit that Day Six was definitely my favorite.E N D N O T E S I Boccaccio, Giova ...

(6 pages) 992 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

The Women in the Decameron

In the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, women are portrayed as both aggressive and strong, as well as week ... rong women vs. Weak women II. Aggressive women vs. submissive women III. Women vs. Men Women in the Decameron are real women, the ones that you see today. Boccaccio showed women as they truly are or a ...

(1 pages) 26 0 2.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Analysis on Boccacio and Dante

d up to either a positive or negative result can be explained simply by introducing fortune. In the Decameron's novel number eight of the second day, the count of Antwerp made decisions caused by forc ... e the good and blame her for the bad; acknowledge her presence since, again, we are powerless. The Decameron's fifth novel of the second day exemplifies fortune's unpredictable nature. Andreuccio was ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Black Death

ercent of the world's populations were busy dying, the ten young adults of Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron were using the art of storytelling to help lighten their moods. In a time of such immense ... they were inflicted until the hour of their death (Defoe 19).Suffering is a main theme in both The Decameron and A Journal of the Plague Year. Defoe expressed this feeling wonderfully in his book exp ...

(5 pages) 4 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers