The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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In Lauretta’s fourth tale (IV, 3), Ughetto is the wealthy young man who loves Bertella. He pools his wealth with Restagnone and Folco and lives happily in Crete until he and Bertella are tortured into confessing that they were accomplices to Folco’s murder of Maddalena. They escape to Rhodes, but as unlucky lovers, they die sad, impoverished deaths there.
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Ughetto Character Timeline in The Decameron

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Day 4: Third Tale
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...been carrying on an affair for a while. Meanwhile, two wealthy young men, Folco and Ughetto, are in love with Maddalena and Bertella, respectively. (full context)
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...he thinks he can repair his own fortune with their wealth. He promises Folco and Ughetto that if they give him one third of their combined wealth, he will help them... (full context)
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...confesses to her part in Restagnone’s murder, and the Duke of Crete arrests Ninetta. Folco, Ughetto, and their ladies beg leniency for Ninetta. Maddalena goes further and offers to sleep with... (full context)
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...next day, the Duke of Crete hears about the discovery of Maddalena’s corpse. He arrests Ughetto and Bertella, torturing them until they confess to being responsible with Falco for her death.... (full context)