Boccaccio's Decameron


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Dioneo is the transgressor of the group. He is allowed to tell stories that stray away from the theme of the day, instead telling one that is most pleasing to him. He is witty in his storytelling, frequently using puns and wordplay. He chooses a theme considered to be one of the most controversial: tricks played by women on their husbands. He is also considered to be an ideal lover, demonstrated through his song on the fifth day.Dioneo decides the theme of Day Two: people who avoid ceisure through their wit.