Boccaccio's Decameron


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Neifile is shown to have some sort of Ghibelline tendencies particularly regarding authority. Her stories reflect a bias in favor of authority figures such as kings, guardians, fathers, etc. Neifile thinks that the hierarchical, patriarchic society should be respected because it has been in place for hundreds of years. Neifile dictates the theme of Day Three, which is about losing and gaining things.