Beneath a Scarlet Sky


Mark Sullivan

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Mrs. Napolitano Character Analysis

Mrs. Napolitano is a Jewish woman Pino escorts to Switzerland. She is pregnant while making the trek to Switzerland and has a difficult time. Getting her to the Val di Lei is the biggest challenge Pino faces while living at Casa Alpina. Additionally, Mrs. Napolitano is a talented violin player, and she plays for Pino as he and Mimo return to Casa Alpina.

Mrs. Napolitano Quotes in Beneath a Scarlet Sky

The Beneath a Scarlet Sky quotes below are all either spoken by Mrs. Napolitano or refer to Mrs. Napolitano. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 11 Quotes

They lost sight of Mrs. Napolitano and the others almost immediately, but they could hear her playing beautifully, with passion, each note carrying through the thin, crisp, alpine air. They reached the tree line and put on their skis as she took the tempo up again, casting forth the melody of the triumphant aria like some radio wave that hit Pino in his heart and vibrated in his soul.

Page Number: 140-141
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Mrs. Napolitano Character Timeline in Beneath a Scarlet Sky

The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Napolitano appears in Beneath a Scarlet Sky. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10
War and Morality Theme Icon
Coming of Age Theme Icon
...boys reintroduce themselves to the violinist, who recognizes them. The violinist, whose fake name is Mrs. Napolitano , tells Pino that her husband was recently caught by the Nazis and sent away... (full context)
The Power of Music Theme Icon
Indeed, the trip quickly proves troublesome for Mrs. Napolitano . Before long, she suggests that she return to Casa Alpina with Mimo. Pino tells... (full context)
Coming of Age Theme Icon
...down a rope to secure themselves with. He gets everyone up with relative ease, except Mrs. Napolitano , who is petrified. Eventually, Mimo talks Mrs. Napolitano into attempting the climb. She tries... (full context)
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...although Pino secures everyone with rope. Almost everyone gets across without too much difficulty, including Mrs. Napolitano . However, Mimo crosses last and does so carelessly. Pino warns him to be more... (full context)
Chapter 11
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...Val di Lei and tells the others that they have roughly five kilometers to go. Mrs. Napolitano insists that she cannot go any further without potentially losing her baby. However, Pino comes... (full context)
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The Power of Music Theme Icon a day late. Pino explains the situation to Mr. Bergstrom and Mr. Bergstrom assures Mrs. Napolitano that she doesn’t have much further to go. Additionally, Mrs. Napolitano has begun to feel... (full context)