The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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In Pampinea’s fifth tale (V, 6), Gianni is Restituta’s admirer. He demonstrates his bravery and fidelity when he immediately sets out to rescue her from pirates, and he is rewarded for his devotion in the short term (when she agrees to have sex with him after they’re reunited) and the long term (when they are married).
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Gianni Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Gianni appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 5: Sixth Tale
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...risks and endure great hardships, begins her tale next. On Ischia, Restituta—daughter of Marin Bòlgaro—and Gianni are in love. Gianni frequently swims the channel between his island and hers at night... (full context)
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...villa inside his garden for safekeeping until he can enjoy her. Learning about the abduction, Gianni hires a frigate and sets off to find Restituta. When he learns that she was... (full context)
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In Sicily, Gianni catches sight of Restituta when he’s walking past the garden one day. She shows him... (full context)
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Speechless with horror and rage, King Frederick nearly kills Restituta and Gianni right then. But feeling that killing sleeping victims is a coward’s act, he decides to... (full context)
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...Acknowledging the wrong that the King has endured, Ruggieri nevertheless urges clemency towards Restituta and Gianni, since their families are politically important to the King. Moreover, they “sinned” under the power... (full context)