The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Prince of Morea Character Analysis

In Panfilo’s second tale (II, 7), the Prince of Morea hears about Alatiel’s great beauty when she and the surviving Young Master land at Corinth. The Young Master’s family hands Alatiel over to him, and he treats her more like a wife than a mistress. But when he shows her off to his friend the Duke of Athens, the Duke murders him to claim Alatiel as his own.

Prince of Morea Quotes in The Decameron

The The Decameron quotes below are all either spoken by Prince of Morea or refer to Prince of Morea. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Day 2: Seventh Tale Quotes

When he learnt about the circumstances of her arrival in the city, he saw no reason why he should not be able to have her. And indeed, once the wounded man’s relatives discovered that the Prince was putting out inquiries, they promptly sent her off to him without asking any questions. The prince was highly delighted, but so also was the lady, who considered that she had now escaped from a most dangerous situation. On finding that she was endowed with stately manners as well as beauty, the Prince calculated, since he could obtain no other clue to her identity, that she must be a woman of gentle birth, and his love for her was accordingly redoubled. And not only did he keep her in splendid style, but he treated her as though she were his wife rather than his mistress.

Related Characters: Panfilo (speaker), Alatiel , Prince of Morea, The Young Masters
Related Symbols: Fortune
Page Number: 133
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Prince of Morea Character Timeline in The Decameron

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Day 2: Seventh Tale
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At Corinth, the fame of Alatiel’s great beauty reaches the Prince of Morea , who falls in love with her at first sight. Given her circumstances, he sees... (full context)
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But the Duke of Athens, a friend of the Prince of Morea , hears about Alatiel’s beauty and decides he must see her himself. After he asks... (full context)
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The Duke of Athens devises a cunning plan. With the help of Ciuriaci (the Prince of Morea ’s most trusted servant), he enters the Prince’s room at night, stabbing him in the... (full context)
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Citizens find the Prince of Morea ’s murdered corpse under the window. They assemble an army that sets out toward Athens... (full context)