The Heptameron - Stories Thirty-six through Forty Summary & Analysis

Margaret of Navarre (Sicilian queen)
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Stories Thirty-six through Forty Summary

In Story Thirty-six, Ennasuite tells of the President of the Parlement of Grenoble who discovers that his wife is cheating. In order to protect his family's reputation, the president pretends that he does not know about the affair. Instead, his wife dies after eating a salad that her husband has made. Conversation following this story centers around the actions of the husband. Members of the group debate whether or not his action in killing his wife in retrospect was the proper course for him to take.

In Story Thirty-seven, Dagoucin recounts the tale of a lady who first neglects her household duties, then begins to be overly loving to her husband when she learns he is cheating on her. One day she finds him in bed with a chambermaid and almost kills him when she sets a...

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