The Crane in Decameron

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The Crane in Decameron


The Crane Connects

story by Valentina Luiten

This story focuses on the role of the crane in the fourth novella of the sixth day of the Decameron, narrated by Neifile. The main character in this novella is a cook named Chichibio. He gets in trouble with his master, because he gives into the charms of Brunetta, his mistress. She asks him for a piece of the roasted bird that he has prepared for his lord. Boccaccio picked a crane as his star character. This tour will tell you why, while also looking at some of the renditions of this humorous novella. We open this tour with a few lines of this story...

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