In Panfilo’s fourth tale (IV, 6), Andreuola is the daughter of Negro de Pontecarraro. She and Gabriotto have secretly married, but she becomes an unlucky lover when he unexpectedly dies. She preserves her honor and demonstrates her fidelity by marrying Gabriotto instead of just taking him as a lover, by defending herself against a judge who tries to extort sex from her in the wake of the tragedy, and by retiring to a convent to live out her days.
Andreuola Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Andreuola appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 4: Sixth Tale
In Brescia, nobleman Negro da Pontecarraro has an unmarried and very beautiful daughter named Andreuola. She falls in love with her neighbor, Gabriotto, who is handsome and admirable although he... (full context)
...Negro da Pontecarraro hurries to the Magistrate’s office. After hearing the whole story, he demands Andreuola’s release. To get ahead of potential rape accusations, the Magistrate praises her chastity, tells her... (full context)
Day 4: Seventh Tale