Decameron presented short and long stories for tempering the appetites of audience for climaxes, anti-climaxes, starts and fits. These take place in a number of episodes of love and romance. While there is an unabashed promotion of his work is Decameron, there is presentation of older and well developed forms of convention out of which there is huge significance of love (Ben-Amos 427). The fundamental theme of love is presented in Decameron by using the elements of struggle between death and life, and a number of ways for asserting them in life. This has been done irrespective of the conventional moral beliefs and attitudes. The brigade of younger population end up abandoning the city infested with plague in which the fundamental rule was death, and key consequences were strife and suffering. They consider the area of countryside in which a harmonious and sweet society is formed (Benson 2). The themes provided for all of the stories reflect aspects of grim and joy in the struggle of human race for preserving life and attaining pleasure.
Boccaccio expresses his view on the more cunningness of women in comparison with men. The superior cunningness of women has been depicted by him in the story of seventh day. The story provides detail of Monna Sismonda and her cunning traits in a myriad sense. The system in this story is set such that Monna is there for discreetly having a sexual relationship with her lover, Ruberto. If this is not sufficiently cunning, on realizing her secret is disclosed in front of her husband, Monna asks her maidservant to replace her in bed (Boccaccio 17). As a result, she manages to come out clean in front of her brothers. Monna has surely displayed craftiness with superiority. There lies ability for construction of elaborate method in order to come out clean, and additionally avoiding any specific trouble if she is caught.