In Dioneo’s tenth tale (X, 10), Griselda is the low-born, patient, and obedient daughter of Giannùcole and wife of Gualtieri. She is a caricature of wifely obedience—of the kind Margarita (IX, 7) and Joseph’s Wife (IX, 9) don’t have—and her patience despite the apparent murder of her children strains belief.
Griselda Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Griselda appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 10: Tenth Tale
...need. On the appointed day, Gualtieri takes his company to the village, where they find Griselda returning from the well. In the presence of her father, Giannùcole, Griselda promises to always... (full context)
...years old) from Bologna as if the girl is his fiancée. When the girl arrives, Griselda graciously welcomes her, despite the pleas of Gualtieri’s subjects that Griselda be excused from this... (full context)
...royal men might make better swineherds than rulers. He also acknowledges that no one but Griselda could have endured these “cruel and unheard of trials” so cheerfully. And it would have... (full context)