The Decameron

The Decameron


Giovanni Boccaccio

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Ruggieri de’ Figiovanni Character Analysis

Ruggieri de’ Figiovanni appears in Neifile’s tenth tale (X, 1). He is a Florentine nobleman of great courage who travels to serve in the court of King Alphonso of Spain. When he feels that he’s not being adequately rewarded, Alphonso demonstrates that he’s fortune’s victim before demonstrating his own generosity by giving Ruggieri substantial gifts.
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Ruggieri de’ Figiovanni Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Ruggieri de’ Figiovanni appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 10: First Tale
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...narrator, hopes she can successfully introduce the theme of munificence (generosity). In Florence, after Messer Ruggieri de’ Figiovanni realizes that he can’t show off his bravery at home, he decides to serve King... (full context)
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Ruggieri de’ Figiovanni watches as King Alphonso confers land and titles on other knights with what he considers... (full context)
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After joining Ruggieri de’ Figiovanni , the servant engages him in conversation. They take a break, and all the animals... (full context)
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The next morning, the servant delivers King Alphonso’s order to Ruggieri de’ Figiovanni , and he returns to court. To explain his comment about the donkey, he accuses... (full context)