Gostanza appears in Emilia’s fifth tale (V, 2). She is a beautiful young noblewoman whose parents won’t allow her to marry Martuccio Gomito because he is poor. When she believes that he has drowned, she casts herself on the mercy of the waves and is eventually reunited with Martuccio in Tunisia, thanks to the help of Carapresa and the Saracen Lady. She and Martuccio become happy lovers when they’re reunited, enriched by the gifts of Mulay Abd Allah, and married.
Gostanza Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Gostanza appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 5: Second Tale
...rewarded—rather than punished as it was in yesterday’s tales. In Lipari, a noble girl named Gostanza loves Martuccio Gomito, but her father refuses to allow their marriage because Martuccio—although “handsome and... (full context)