Corelli's Mandolin Essay | Essay

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'Captain Corelli's Mandolin'

Summary: Discusses 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin' by Louis de Bernieres. Evaluates the validity of De Bernieres' comment on the novel `Almost everybody in that [novel] is motivated by love'.
In Captain Corelli's Mandolin, the theme of love is secondary to that of war, honour and death however this emotion is a basis to many of the characters and is a power that motivates their actions and thoughts. The relationships between `the little people' have all either been diminished or strengthened by the war. Love and war have always been two fundamental features of literature since classical, Biblical and medieval times. The different types of love being erotic, patriotic and religious have inspired and featured in Greek literature since Homer and can be found in Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Dr Iannis represents many different types of love in the novel, which all seem to be selfless and generous. Mandras, by direct contrast, is portrayed as very egotistical and proud. They are both motivated by different types of love.

Dr Iannis plays an increasingly significant role and is motivated by...

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