Butch Belchface appears in Fiammetta’s second tale (II, 5) as the Sicilian Woman’s “bully.” He has a thick beard and a threatening voice, and the Tomb Robbers recognize his description from Andreuccio. He represents the kind of low-life criminals who live in the bad part of Naples and who are willing to take advantage of honest, if naïve, merchants like Andreuccio.
Butch Belchface Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Butch Belchface appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 2: Fifth Tale
...men carrying iron tools through the darkness. When he tells them his story, they recognize Butch Belchface ’s description and assure Andreuccio that he has been lucky: if he had fallen asleep... (full context)