On Day 4 Day Four Story 9 Analysis

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While there are many stories where Boccaccio informally declares women to be the victor, the revers is also true. There are also stories where men come out victorious over women but, the only reason that happens is because of their depravity and not through their use of intellect. For example, on Day 4 Story 9, Messer Guglielmo Rossiglione treacherously calls Messer Guglielmo Guardastagno and attacks him from behind upon behind out he is having an affair with his wife (635). Here Rossiglione obtains what he desires – taking revenge and in doing so ends up loosing his wife and his best friend and in the end, runs away ashamed of the act he had committed.

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