The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Arrighetto Capece appears in Emilia’s second tale (II, 6) as an esteemed courtier of Sicilian King Manfred. When King Charles defeats Manfred, Arrighetto is imprisoned and his family—wife Beritola Caracciolo and sons Guisfredi and The Outcast—escape into exile. His political fortunes illustrate the twists of fortune: although he is initially laid low, he is eventually reinstated and reunited with his family.
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Arrighetto Capece Character Timeline in The Decameron

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Day 2: Sixth Tale
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Arrighetto Capece is an esteemed courtier of the Sicilian King Manfred. He has a lovely and... (full context)
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...truth he is ashamed by his contemptuous treatment of The Outcast. To make amends—and because Arrighetto is a well-connected man—he offers The Outcast his own daughter as a wife. Guasparrino’s party... (full context)
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...The Outcast, his wife, and the nurse sail back to Sicily under favorable winds, where Arrighetto greets them with exceptional joy. As far as anyone knows, they live long, happy, and... (full context)