Boccaccio's Decameron


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Fiammetta is believed to have been modeled after a woman Boccaccio loved. She is the most assertive and competitive of the Noveltellers. Her qualities include cleverness, resourcefulness, and independence and so she frequently tells stories in which strong female characters exhibit these characteristics. Fiammetta dictates the theme of Day Five, which consists of lovers that go through difficult situations that ultimately end happily.