Beneath a Scarlet Sky


Mark Sullivan

Teachers and parents! Struggling with distance learning? Our Teacher Edition on Beneath a Scarlet Sky can help.
Tito leads a small band of men who occupy the territories surrounding Casa Alpina. Tito and his men claim to be partisan soldiers who fight on behalf of the people of Italy, though in reality there are brutes and thieves. Pino first encounters Tito at the inn in Madesimo and then again at Casa Alpina. Both times, Tito tries to get Pino to submit to his will through violence. The first time, Tito succeeds. The second time, though, Pino triumphs by getting Tito’s gun away from him. Tito appears one last time at the end of the novel when Carletto and Pino are transporting Leyers to the Austrian border. Just before Pino, Carletto, and Leyers reach their destination, Tito and his men show up and attempt to take revenge on Pino. However, Leyers shoots Tito, and Carletto guns down his men.

Tito Quotes in Beneath a Scarlet Sky

The Beneath a Scarlet Sky quotes below are all either spoken by Tito or refer to Tito. 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:
War and Morality Theme Icon
Chapter 12 Quotes

“Pino was quiet for a long time before saying, “Father, is it a sin if I’m asking myself if I did the right thing in not killing that man?”

The priest said, “No, it is not a sin, and you did the right thing not killing him.”

Related Characters: Pino Lella (speaker), Father Re (speaker), Tito
Page Number: 147
Explanation and Analysis:
Get the entire Beneath a Scarlet Sky LitChart as a printable PDF.
Beneath a Scarlet Sky PDF

Tito Character Timeline in Beneath a Scarlet Sky

The timeline below shows where the character Tito appears in Beneath a Scarlet Sky. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9
War and Morality Theme Icon
...trails and then steals his boots and money. Later, Pino learns the man’s name is Tito and that the group only pretends to be partisans when they are really just criminals.... (full context)
Chapter 10
War and Morality Theme Icon
Coming of Age Theme Icon
...the fire, and then steps outside. Suddenly, he hears an explosion from inside and realizes Tito or one of his men placed an explosive in the fireplace. Later, Father Re and... (full context)
Chapter 12
Coming of Age Theme Icon
...1944, Pino wakes up and hears loud voices outside. He leaves his room to find Tito pointing a gun at Father Re and demanding money and resources. Father Re agrees to... (full context)
War and Morality Theme Icon
Pino picks up Tito’s rifle and points it at him. Tito orders his men to kill Pino and Father... (full context)
Chapter 34
War and Morality Theme Icon
...this exchange, Pino nears the rendezvous point. However, there is still one last hurdle left: Tito. On the road to their destination, Pino comes across Tito and six other men, all... (full context)
War and Morality Theme Icon
Tito recognizes Pino and tells him that he plans to kill him. Tito comes up to... (full context)