Boccaccio stages the humorous obsolescence and inadequacy of three wool trade utensils at the very end of Filomena’s retelling of a trick by a young wife, the third tale of the third day of storytelling by thebrigata. The plot is well known: a lusty lady tricks a friar, who becomes the unwilling instrument of an illicit extramarital affair. After the woman has put her confessor in the position to procure just what he believes he is preventing, her triumph over the gullible friar is complete.

The Tale of the Gentlewoman, the Gallant Man, and the Friar (III.3) / S. Gulizia (TORONTO ITALIAN STUDIES). - In: The Decameron Third Day in Perspective : volume three of the Lectura Boccacii / [a cura di] F. Ciabattoni, P.M. Forni. - [s.l] : University of Toronto Press, 2014. - ISBN 9781442648241. - pp. 44-67

The Tale of the Gentlewoman, the Gallant Man, and the Friar (III.3)

S. Gulizia
2014

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Boccaccio stages the humorous obsolescence and inadequacy of three wool trade utensils at the very end of Filomena’s retelling of a trick by a young wife, the third tale of the third day of storytelling by thebrigata. The plot is well known: a lusty lady tricks a friar, who becomes the unwilling instrument of an illicit extramarital affair. After the woman has put her confessor in the position to procure just what he believes he is preventing, her triumph over the gullible friar is complete.
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