The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Perrot (Louis) appears in Elissa’s second tale (II, 8). He is nine years old when he goes into exile with his father Walter and sister Jeannette (Violante). His athletic ability and general attitude attract the attention of the Welsh Marshal, who raises him. After he becomes famous for good looks and military skill, he is picked to lead the English King’s contingent in the second French-German war, during which time he is reunited with his father and restored to his former identity and position in France. Like his sister, Guisfredi, and The Outcast, he is a victim of fortune whose noble character shines through no matter how harsh his circumstances.
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Perrot (Louis) Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Perrot (Louis) appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 2: Eighth Tale
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...and his children reach London. To protect their identities, he begins to call his son “Perrot” and his daughter “Jeannette,” and he tells people they fled France because of crimes committed... (full context)
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Meanwhile, handsome, fearless Perrot makes a favorable impression on his benefactors. And God also provides him a suitable spouse:... (full context)
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...father’s death. The English king sends an army to his aid under the command of Perrot and Jacques. Walter joins Jacques’s contingent as a groom (someone who cares for horses). The... (full context)
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Walter reveals the truth of his identity—and his children’s—to Perrot and Jacques. He tells Perrot that Jacques married his sister without a dowry (the property... (full context)
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Jacques presents Walter and Perrot to the king, claiming the great reward, and the king gives Walter the gift of... (full context)