Financial wealth is a major determinant of social class, but within a class, gender dynamics often govern social roles due to gender norms. During the medieval times, many women held little to no power. In The Decameron, most women held a lower social standing than…
Essays on The Decameron
by Giovanni Boccaccio
Best topics on The Decameron
Frame story, novellas
The Brigata, Pampinea, Dioneo, Filostrato, Filomena, Fiammetta, Panfilo, Elissa
The Black Death is plaguing the city. In order to escape it a group of seven young women and three young men shelter in a secluded villa just outside Florence. The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by them.