Golden Cup in Decameron

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Golden Cup in Decameron

Story:

Tancredi, Ghismunda and the Golden Cup

story by Maria Zuijdwijk

Objects seem to play an important role in Boccaccio’s stories. One novella in the Decameron tells about a father who loves his daughter so much, that it eventually leads to her death. A golden cup and a human heart play an important role in this novella. But what is the tragic part they play? Let us open with a few lines from the novella...

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