The Decameron

The Decameron


Giovanni Boccaccio

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Bergamino appears in Filostrato’s first tale (I, 7) as an extremely witty and brilliant entertainer invited and repudiated by Can Grande della Scalla. He demonstrates the value of quick wit and rhetorical brilliance when he shows Can Grande the error of his ways with a parable, cleverly correcting his social superior without inciting his anger.
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Bergamino Character Timeline in The Decameron

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Day 1: Seventh Tale
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...and sends everyone home with poor token gifts. One of the invited entertainers, the witty Bergamino, hangs around but while he waits, he must pay his innkeeper with two rich robes... (full context)
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When Bergamino is down to his last robe, he tells Can Grande the story of witty Parisian... (full context)