The Heptameron - Stories Twenty-One through Twenty-Five Summary & Analysis

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

In Story Twenty-one, Parlemente tells about a woman, Rolandine, who insisted upon remaining chaste until her father gave approval for her marriage. When her father finds out that Rolandine has gotten married in secret, her father renounces his daughter and sends her to live in a secluded castle in the forrest. While Rolandine is in captivity her bastard husband falls in love with another woman and eventually dies chasing his new woman. Rolandine calls for her father who sees his fault in the matter and takes his daughter back. Rolandine later marries and eventually inherits her father's estate.

In Story Twenty-two, Geburon tells of a monk who after a life of virtue began to lust after women. This monk becomes infatuated with a nun named Marie Hereot. Although the monk tries various tricks, threats, cruelty and bribes...

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