The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Lizio da Valbona Character Analysis

Lizio da Valbona, husband of Giacomina and father of Caterina, appears in Filostrato’s fifth tale (V, 4). He is a nobleman with a generous and virtuous reputation, although his advanced age inclines him to impatience with his daughter’s requests. He shows circumspection and wisdom when he turns his daughter’s potentially dishonorable deflowering into an advantageous marriage to Ricciardo de’ Manardi.
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Lizio da Valbona Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Lizio da Valbona appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 5: Fourth Tale
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In Romagna, Messer Lizio da Valbona and his wife Madonna Giacomina cherish their daughter (later identified as Caterina), determined to marry... (full context)
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...whom she shares a room) can’t sleep, and in the morning, Madonna Giacomina insists that Lizio da Valbona allow his daughter to sleep on the balcony so she can hear the nightingales singing... (full context)
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...person which…you ladies are too embarrassed to mention.” They are discovered in this position by Lizio da Valbona just after dawn. (full context)
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Lizio da Valbona summons Madonna Giacomina to see how Caterina has “succeeded in waylaying” the nightingale and “is... (full context)