What Is the Climax of “Federigo’s Falcon”?

The climax to Giovanni Boccaccio’s short story “Federigo’s Falcon” is the death of Monna’s son and her subsequent marriage to Federigo. The ending follows a tragic twist in the story, which sees Federigo kill and roast his prized falcon to serve a meal worthy of his love, Monna, only to learn that she has come to request that very falcon for her sick son.

Nevertheless, Federigo effectively loses one of his most cherished loves and gains an arguably greater one in Monna. The short story is notable for its ironic climax, which is ultimately happy despite the tragic events that cause it.