The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Tingoccio Mini Character Analysis

In Dioneo’s seventh tale (VII, 10), Tingoccio Mini is a young man living in Siena. He is best friends with Meuccio di Tura, the godfather of Mita and Ambruogio Anselmini’s child, and, eventually, Mita’s lover. Since their relationship is considered incestuous by medieval standards, Tingoccio represents the power of love even against Christian morality.
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Tingoccio Mini Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Tingoccio Mini appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 7: Tenth Tale
Love and Sex Theme Icon
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In Siena, Tingoccio Mini and Meuccio di Tura are inseparable friends. From attending mass and hearing  sermons, they become... (full context)
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Because Tingoccio Mini has more reason to be in Monna Mita’s house, he successfully woos her, much to... (full context)
Love and Sex Theme Icon
Faith vs. Religion Theme Icon
Meuccio di Tura tactfully tries to ask whether Tingoccio Mini is in Hell and learns that he’s in Purgatory. He gives Meuccio detailed information about... (full context)
Love and Sex Theme Icon
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Tingoccio Mini answers that he found himself among a large company of sinners, and when he remembered... (full context)