The Decameron

The Decameron


Giovanni Boccaccio

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The Young Masters Character Analysis

The two Young Masters appear in Panfilo’s second tale (II, 7). They own the ship on which Marato carries Alatiel away from Spain. Overcome with love for Alatiel, they murder Marato before turning on each other. One dies in a knife fight over Alatiel and the other is grievously wounded.

The Young Masters Quotes in The Decameron

The The Decameron quotes below are all either spoken by The Young Masters or refer to The Young Masters. 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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The Young Masters Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character The Young Masters appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 2: Seventh Tale
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Fortune has still more in store: the two Young Master s who own the ship are moved by Alatiel’s beauty as well. Discovering that they... (full context)
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...Given her circumstances, he sees no reason why he shouldn’t have her, and the wounded Young Master ’s family readily turns her over. Recognizing Alatiel’s inherent nobility only further delights the Prince,... (full context)