The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Negro de Pontecarraro Character Analysis

Negro de Pontecarraro is a nobleman and the father of Andreuola in Panfilo’s fourth tale (IV, 6). He is kind and loving towards his daughter and participates in The Decameron’s argument that class has more to do with a noble character than wealth or status when he buries the poor but honorable Gabriotto as an honored son-in-law after his untimely death.
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Negro de Pontecarraro Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Negro de Pontecarraro appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 4: Sixth Tale
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In Brescia, nobleman Negro da Pontecarraro has an unmarried and very beautiful daughter named Andreuola. She falls in love with her... (full context)
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In the morning, Negro da Pontecarraro hurries to the Magistrate’s office. After hearing the whole story, he demands Andreuola’s release. To... (full context)
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Andreuola falls at Negro da Pontecarraro ’s feet, weeping and begging forgiveness for marrying without his permission. She doesn’t ask him... (full context)
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...in the garden before being buried as a nobleman. Although the Magistrate reiterates his proposal, Negro da Pontecarraro supports Andreuola’s decision to enter a convent, where she spends the rest of her life... (full context)