The Decameron

The Decameron


Giovanni Boccaccio

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Neri degli Uberti Character Analysis

In Fiammetta’s tenth tale (X, 6), Neri degli Uberti is expelled from Florence by King Charles. He takes his family, including twin daughters Ginevra and Isotta, to the country where he builds a beautiful garden. When King Charles wants to see it, Neri entertains him generously despite their political animus. In doing so, he demonstrates noble character and is accordingly rewarded by the king.
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Neri degli Uberti Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Neri degli Uberti appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 10: Sixth Tale
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...King Manfred and his allies (including the Ghibelline political faction), one of the Ghibelline lords, Neri degli Uberti , leaves Florence with his family and settles near the resort town of Castellammare di... (full context)
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...Charles’s attention when he vacations in Castellammare. He decides to visit informally because he and Neri degli Uberti are political rivals. Neri entertains the king (and four companions including Guy de Montfort) as... (full context)
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...who admires their loveliness with rapt attention and develops “a burning desire to pleasure them.” Neri degli Uberti introduces his twin daughters to the king, and King Charles encourages him to marry them... (full context)
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After leaving Neri degli Uberti ’s garden, King Charles can think of almost nothing except Ginevra and her sister. He... (full context)