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Essay heading: Inexcusable Acts In Literature
 
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Date added: April 25, 1997
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He "wished to test his new wife's patience" to see if she truly was as loyal a wife as she seemed to be. He first insulted her with "harsh words", than told her the child that she bore was not good enough because it was not a male. In turn, Gualtieri ordered his wife to give him the child to be killed, to this his wife obeys...
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His plan, the whole time, was not to kill the child but to send her "to one of his relatives in Bologna" to be raised and educated. When the next child came, Gualtieri took the same monstrous act. The last scheme to his plan was to tell his poor wife that he no longer wished to be married t! o her and planned on marrying "one of the counts of Panago" and wished for Griselda, his wife, to be present, she did as asked...
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