The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Egano de’ Galluzzi Character Analysis

In Filomena’s seventh tale (VII, 7), Egano de’ Galluzzi is a nobleman married to Madonna Beatrice. He employs Anichino as a servant, and when Anichino and Beatrice become lovers, he falls victim to their fabliaux pranks, putting on women’s clothes, waiting in the garden while his wife entertains her lover, and being beaten for his trouble by his rival.
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Egano de’ Galluzzi Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Egano de’ Galluzzi 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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...young man, he hears stories about Madonna Beatrice, the incredibly beautiful wife of Bolognese nobleman Egano de’ Galluzzi . Based on her reputation alone, he falls in love. Eventually, he gets permission from... (full context)
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...be even lovelier than reported. He insinuates himself into her household as a servant to Egano de’ Galluzzi . Anichino serves his master diligently and soon becomes his favorite. One day, while Egano... (full context)
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...she takes hold of it and tosses and turns in the bed until she wakes Egano de’ Galluzzi . She then asks him which of their servants is most loyal, and when he... (full context)
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...and go to the garden, where he can entertain them both by beating the gullible Egano de’ Galluzzi with a stick. Seeing Anichino approaching, Egano (in character as his wife) prepares to embrace... (full context)