The Decameron

The Decameron


Giovanni Boccaccio

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Leonetto Character Analysis

In Pampinea’s seventh tale (VII, 6), Leonetto is an accomplished and agreeable man despite his humble origins. He is evidence for The Decameron’s claim that character is more important than wealth and status, and he serves as the reason for Isabella’s trick on her husband to cover up their affair.
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Leonetto Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Leonetto appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 7: Sixth Tale
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...identified as Madonna Isabella) grows tired of her husband and takes the humbly-born but accomplished Leonetto as her lover. Meanwhile, a nobleman called Lambertuccio falls in love with her and forces... (full context)
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One summer day, while she’s staying alone in her country villa, Madonna Isabella invites Leonetto to visit. But while they’re together, Lambertuccio (knowing that her husband is out) shows up,... (full context)
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Intelligence Theme Icon into the house, and she hid him to prevent his murder. She calls for Leonetto to come out. He says that he has no business with Lambertuccio; the other man... (full context)