Drawing upon assigned readings from the Decameron, evaluate Boccaccio\’s treatment of women in the Decameron. Do you agree that the book conveys \”an almost revolutionary feminism\” (p. xxx)? You could consider some of the following questions: How did he depict women in the stories and in his introduction to the book?

Drawing upon assigned readings from the Decameron, evaluate Boccaccio\’s treatment of women in the Decameron. Do you agree that the book conveys \”an almost revolutionary feminism\” (p. xxx)? You could consider some of the following questions: How did he depict women in the stories and in his introduction to the book? Did he stereotype women? If so, what sorts of assumptions did he make about women? Did he ascribe agency to women? If so, in what capacity? Did he depict women as the emotional or intellectual equals of men? Ultimately, you should explain how and why Boccaccio treated women as he did.