Falcon in Decameron

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Falcon in Decameron


Federigo degli Alberighi and his Falcon

story by Lili Fischer

In this novella the main character, Federigo degli Alberighi, has a falcon. It is his most valuable possession. The novella of Federigo and his falcon is told on the fifth day of Bocaccio’s ten-piece frame story Decameron. The narrator of that day is Fiammetta and her theme is: lovers that overcome all obstacles and live happily ever after. So what could have been the role of a falcon in the search of our main character trying to find love? Before we delve into the plot and the role of the falcon, we start off with a few lines from the original text...

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