The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Giannello Scrignario Character Analysis

The name of Peronella’s lover, Giannello Scrignario, comes from a historical person who was living in Naples during Giovanni Boccaccio’s lifetime, but about whom little else is known. In Filostrato’s seventh tale (VII, 2), he helps to demonstrate the brazenness with which some women trick their husbands when he has sex with her in the same room as her unwitting husband.
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Giannello Scrignario Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Giannello Scrignario appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 7: Second Tale
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...a poor spinner, living in Naples with Peronella’s Husband, who is a bricklayer. Her lover, Giannello Scrignario , daily waits near their home until her husband leaves, then goes to her. (full context)
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But one day, as soon as Giannello Scrignario comes in and Peronella locks the door, Peronella’s Husband returns. Thinking that she’s locked the... (full context)
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...her buyer’s inspection of it. Dismissing his buyer, Peronella’s Husband goes inside to settle with Giannello Scrignario . Giannello complains that although the tub is sound, it’s coated with something, and he... (full context)