The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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The Outcast appears in Emilia’s second story (II, 6), in which he is the younger son of Beritola Caracciolo and Arrighetto Capece. He was born in exile (hence his name), then kidnapped and enslaved with his brother Guisfredi (Giannotto). Like his brother and parents, he illustrates the twists and turns of fortune. When his identity is revealed, his former enslaver, Guasparrino d’Oria, quickly marries The Outcast to one of his daughters to cement a friendly relationship with his powerful family and avoid punishment for enslaving him.
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The Outcast Character Timeline in The Decameron

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Day 2: Sixth Tale
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...pregnant Beritola flees with Guisfredi, giving birth in exile to a son whom she names The Outcast . She hires a nurse and books passage on a ship to return to her... (full context)
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...her ill fortune each day. While she is crying in the cave, pirates capture Guisfredi, The Outcast , and their nurse along with her ship, and Beritola finds herself alone. Abandoned, anguished,... (full context)
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...are revealed (and hoping that fortune might eventually relent), begins to call Guisfredi “Giannotto” ( The Outcast gets to keep his name). Guisfredi (Giannotto) finds servitude distasteful and after several years he... (full context)
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Guisfredi asks Currado to retrieve The Outcast from Guasparrino. While he is initially reluctant to believe that his lowly slave is a... (full context)
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After the wedding, Beritola, Guisfredi, Spina, The Outcast , his wife, and the nurse sail back to Sicily under favorable winds, where Arrighetto... (full context)