The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Anichino (Lodovico) Character Analysis

Anichino (Lodovico) appears in Filomena’s seventh tale (VII, 7). Raised in the French royal household, Anichino displays nobility of character when he falls in love from afar (amor du lonh) with the reputation of Madonna Beatrice. He disguises himself as a servant and enters her husband’s household, eventually becoming Beatrice’s lover. In this way, he demonstrates steadfast love and the inherent nobility of a good character.
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Anichino (Lodovico) Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Anichino (Lodovico) appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 7: Seventh Tale
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Filomena tells the next tale. In Paris, Lodovico (primarily called by his assumed name, Anichino),  the son of a Florentine nobleman-turned-merchant, grows up in the French royal household. As a... (full context)
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Taking the name Anichino, he travels to Bologna, where he finds Madonna Beatrice to be even lovelier than reported.... (full context)
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When Anichino steals into Madonna Beatrice’s room and places his hand on her bosom, she takes hold... (full context)
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As frightened as Anichino was previously, he is equally overjoyed to get into bed with Madonna Beatrice now. After... (full context)