The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Giacomino da Pavia Character Analysis

Giacomino da Pavia appears in Neifile’s fifth tale (V, 5), as the good friend of Guidotto da Cremona who assumes responsibility for Agnesa after his friend’s death. He brings her back to her hometown (despite not knowing her identity), where he weathers the disputes over her love between Giannole di Severino and Minghino di Mingole with measured wisdom.
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Giacomino da Pavia Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Giacomino da Pavia appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 5: Fifth Tale
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...the girl’s eventual marriage) and his adopted daughter (later identified as Agnesa) to his friend Giacomino da Pavia . Giacomino takes Agnesa to Faenza. He lived there until it was torn apart by... (full context)
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...Both young men resolve independently to “seize possession of her” by any means. Giannole cultivates Giacomino da Pavia ’s servant Crivello, who can tell him when the master is out and Agnesa is... (full context)
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...Giannole and put her back in the house before the young men are arrested. When Giacomino da Pavia returns home, all is quiet, but he nevertheless plans to marry Agnesa off as soon... (full context)
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In the morning, the families of the young men visit Giacomino da Pavia hoping to soften his desire for retribution against their sons. Giacomino responds that they haven’t... (full context)
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...had any distinguishing birthmarks or scars; she had a cross-shaped scar above her left ear. Giacomino da Pavia gives him permission to examine Agnesa for this scar, which he finds. He tenderly embraces... (full context)