The Heptameron - Stories One through Five Summary & Analysis

Margaret of Navarre (Sicilian queen)
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Stories One through Five Summary

In Story One, Simontaut tells a story of a man whose immoral wife leads to his downfall. By pursuing a lover, the wife causes her husband to commit the crime of murder against one of his friends. Both the man and woman suffer a devastating ending to their lives as a result of the woman's evil actions. After he finishes his story, Simontaut suggests that it is every woman's desire to torture and kill men. As he talks, Parlemente realizes that she is Simontaut's female tormentor.

In Story Two, Oisille tells a story of the virtuous wife of a mule-driver. This woman denied her lover even when he pursued her openly. One day the man hides in her house and goes so far as to wound her fatally with his sword. When she is so weak that...

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