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The Decameron Book Review Summary

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The novel is set in Italy during the plague of the middle ages. A group of rich youths flee to the woods to escape the plague and tell each other stories to keep themselves entertained. The stories delve into sex and make fun of religion. The youths use these stories as a means of survival in taking their minds off of the plague and as life lessons.
The review of this Book prepared by Daniela Lo Presti








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Exploring into the wild    -   Yes kind of story    -   surviving natural elements Conflict:    -   Environmental Disaster Religion theme?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   orgies    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Weiner talk! Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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