1. Choose one of the topics that I have used to arrange the tales from the Decameron: religion, sex and womens roles, intelligence and use of language, and generosity or magnanimity, and describe Giovanni Boccaccios attitude towards this topic.
2. The Decameron seems to be in part a work of literature about story telling, and several of the tales hinge on the idea of telling a story well, or using language to good advantage. What particular techniques does Boccaccio use to make reading the Decameron a satisfying experience? (or not!)