The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Agnolella is the beautiful and charming woman whom Pietro Boccamazza loves in Elissa’s fifth tale (V, 3). She shows more attention and quicker wit than Pietro when she’s able to escape an attack on the road and preserve herself from roving brigands in the forest. She also demonstrates the steadfastness of a true lover and is rewarded with marriage to her sweetheart in the end.
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Agnolella Character Timeline in The Decameron

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Day 5: Third Tale
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...the rump of the civilized world—a young gentleman named Pietro Boccamazza falls in love with Agnolella, the daughter of a common but well-respected man. Pietro wants to marry Agnolella, but his... (full context)
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...wrong fork of the road, they are quickly accosted by soldiers from a nearby castle. Agnolella spurs her horse in time to escape, but the soldiers capture Pietro. Since they belong... (full context)
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...nevertheless completely lost in the forest, and although he shouts and weeps, he cannot find Agnolella or anyone else. As night falls, he ties his horse to a tree, then climbs... (full context)
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Meanwhile, Agnolella is likewise lost. But as darkness falls, she happens upon a cottage where an Ancient... (full context)
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In the small hours of the night, Agnolella hears brigands approaching. Just as she hides herself in a pile of hay, they force... (full context)
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...a search party when Liello’s Wife summons him; in her room, he’s overjoyed to see Agnolella. He longs to embrace her but holds himself back out of a sense of propriety.... (full context)