The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Meuccio di Tura Character Analysis

In Dioneo’s seventh tale (VII, 10), Meuccio di Tura is a young man living in Siena who is friends with Tingoccio Mini and an admirer of Mita. He represents the excessive credulity of the Sienese, since he whole-heartedly believes that sleeping with the mother of a godchild is committing a sin—incest—that will be punished with damnation.
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Meuccio di Tura Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Meuccio di Tura appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 7: Tenth Tale
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In Siena, Tingoccio Mini and Meuccio di Tura are inseparable friends. From attending mass and hearing  sermons, they become afraid of the life... (full context)
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...has more reason to be in Monna Mita’s house, he successfully woos her, much to Meuccio di Tura ’s dismay. But Tingoccio digs so much in Monna Mita’s rich garden that he falls... (full context)
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Meuccio di Tura tactfully tries to ask whether Tingoccio Mini is in Hell and learns that he’s in... (full context)
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...afraid of, then declared, “There’s nothing special down here about the mother of a godchild.” Meuccio di Tura hears this with relief, laughing at his stupidity for avoiding the mothers of his own... (full context)