The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Minghino di Mingole Character Analysis

Minghino di Mingole is one of Agnesa’s admirers in Neifile’s fifth tale, and he fiercely fights with Giannole di Severino over her. Of the two, he seems to be a better suitor, cultivating her maid as a go-between and sending her love letters. Later, when Giannole tries to kidnap her, he rescues her and brings her home. Both because of his kind actions and because it turns out that Giannole is Agnesa’s brother, he becomes a happy lover when he gets to claim her as his bride in the end.
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Minghino di Mingole Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Minghino di Mingole appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 5: Fifth Tale
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Agnesa attracts the romantic attention of two young men, Giannole di Severino and Minghino di Mingole . Neither family will consent to a marriage, however, given the girl’s unknown parentage. Both... (full context)
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...di Severino in first and he immediately seizes Agnesa. But when she struggles and screams, Minghino di Mingole hears the commotion from the street and rushes in. Minghino’s men attack Giannole’s, and the... (full context)
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...Severino is Agnesa’s brother. The magistrate frees him and brokers a peace between him and Minghino di Mingole . Soon afterwards, Agnesa and Minghino are married, subsequently living comfortable and peaceful lives. (full context)