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The Decameron Imagine worshiping and praying to a false Saint After reading the story of Ciappeletto I found the irony of a man who was a fraud and became a Saint to be true to this day I believe Boccacio was trying to address to his readers that even an ordained Saint can be an over exaggerated perjurer This tale was meant to target the people who believe to much into stories told by people who dont have first hand knowledge of the tale being told The implications of a scoundrel coming to be regarded as a Saint points out how naive a society we can be and have been The story of Ciappletto brings to mind how foolish a society we live in at present and in the past In the story of Ciappletto he preys on the unconditional trust of a Friar who takes his word to be honest The Friar being a man of faith takes this mans word to be true without having questioned anyone whom might know more about the whereabouts of this stranger that claims to Saint-like So in a blind leap of faith the Friar forgives this man of his false sins and later ordains this man as a Saint In this story I believe the readers play the role of Friar accepting what we hear and see with no real first hand knowledge Much like today people assume because someone is important that they are a good decent person An example of a current day idol up held to looked at as an honest and caring human being is and was the President Clinton Here is a man who commands the trust of a nation Everyone in this country assumes that the Presidents are honest hardworking officials working for them In Presidents Clintons case he with a
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