The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Peronella’s Husband Character Analysis

In Filostrato’s seventh tale (VII, 2), Peronella’s husband is a poor bricklayer married to Peronella. He becomes the victim of his wife’s trick when he comes home unexpectedly one day while she is entertaining her lover. She can deceive him, at least in part, because he innocently believes in her chastity and honor.
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Peronella’s Husband Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Peronella’s Husband appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 7: Second Tale
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...trying to deceive women like Peronella. She is a poor spinner, living in Naples with Peronella’s Husband , who is a bricklayer. Her lover, Giannello Scrignario, daily waits near their home until... (full context)
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But one day, as soon as Giannello Scrignario comes in and Peronella locks the door, Peronella’s Husband returns. Thinking that she’s locked the door to keep other men out, he praises her... (full context)
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...sold the tub for seven ducats, pending her buyer’s inspection of it. Dismissing his buyer, Peronella’s Husband goes inside to settle with Giannello Scrignario. Giannello complains that although the tub is sound,... (full context)