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Exam II Chose one of the following topics and develop a two page essay. 1. The love story of Guiscardo and Ghismunda (IV,1) ends up tragically, but the love story of Caterina and Ricciardo (V,5) has a happy ending. Discuss the social implications that cause the opposite resolutions in these tales. 2. M. Cottino-Jones sees Griselda (X, 10) as a Christ figure (found at pp.295-305 of your textbook). Refute this interpretation, and provide a different interpretation of the Griselda character. 3. Discuss Boccaccio's satire of the Church (base your discussion exclusively on the tales read in class) 4. Write a literary analysis on the following poem by Petrarch: She let her gold hair scatter in the breeze that twined it in a thousand sweet knots, and wavering light, beyond measure, would burn in those beautiful eyes, which are now so dim: and it seemed to me her face wore the colour of pity, I do not know whether false or true: I who had the lure of love in my breast, what wonder if I suddenly caught fire? Her way of moving was no mortal thing,
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2010 for the course HUI 235 taught by Professor Franco during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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