The Baron in the Trees

The Baron in the Trees

by

Italo Calvino

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A young Spanish woman who becomes Cosimo’s first love. Their love is fun and passionate, and Ursula is thrilled when her father, Don Frederico, invites Cosimo to marry Ursula and return to Granada with them. Years after Cosimo and Ursula part, Father Sulpicio tells Cosimo that Ursula died in a convent, but Biagio suspects that this is a lie designed to hurt Cosimo.
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Ursula Character Timeline in The Baron in the Trees

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Chapter 17
The Age of Enlightenment vs. The Romantic Era Theme Icon
Civilization vs. Nature Theme Icon
...to suffer and hope. One day, Cosimo notices a beautiful young woman. Her name is Ursula and she’s Don Frederico’s daughter. Cosimo impresses her by picking an out-of-reach rose and then... (full context)
Chapter 18
Education, Connectedness, and the Written Word Theme Icon
Virtue, Dignity, and Kindness Theme Icon
Cosimo and Ursula spend their days in the blooming fruit trees. Cosimo makes himself useful by teaching the... (full context)
Virtue, Dignity, and Kindness Theme Icon
...suspicious, as Don Frederico stops pretending he doesn’t know what’s going on between Cosimo and Ursula. (full context)
The Age of Enlightenment vs. The Romantic Era Theme Icon
...and displeasure, insinuates that Cosimo needs to build a house if he wants to marry Ursula. He brushes aside Father Sulpicio’s concerns that Cosimo reads Voltaire and invites Cosimo to come... (full context)
Chapter 25
The Age of Enlightenment vs. The Romantic Era Theme Icon
...a sheet strung up between trees to catch nuts. Father Sulpicio joins him, declares that Ursula died in a convent (which Biagio thinks is a lie), and Cosimo stabs his adversary... (full context)