Malgherida de’ Ghisolieri appears in Pampinea’s first tale (I, 10) as a beautiful and witty young widow who attracts the attentions of Master Alberto. After she and her ladies mock his feelings and he puts them back in their place with some dignified and witty retorts, she learns to respect his character more than his external appearance.
Malgherida de’ Ghisolieri Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Malgherida de’ Ghisolieri appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 1: Tenth Tale
...a brilliant but elderly physician, is so consumed by passion for a young widow named Malgherida de’ Ghisolieri that he behaves like a love-struck youth. He parades in front of her... (full context)