Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Alexi is Antonia's husband. Pelagia objects to him at first because he's fifteen years her senior and is overweight and unattractive, but she soon understands why Antonia fell for him: he's extremely kind and wants to be a part of the family. He's a radical communist lawyer who's good at his job; he can bring judges to tears and does what he can to fight for the working class. However, as he gets older, he becomes gradually more conservative. When his son Iannis is born, Alexi completes this transformation. He begins secretly voting for conservative candidates in elections and purchases land to develop vacation rentals so he can pass something to Iannis without tax penalties. Despite this, he's not an involved parent by any means; he often fails to follow through on his promises to his son.
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Alexi Character Timeline in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

The timeline below shows where the character Alexi appears in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 69. Bean by Bean the Sack Fills
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...secret boyfriend to distract from her own romance. While working at a café Antonia met Alexi, a radical lawyer. They got engaged quickly. Pelagia sees that Alexi will become conservative later... (full context)
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...wearing pants. In 1967 and 1973, Pelagia lives briefly with Antonia when officials lock up Alexi for no reason. She even understands Antonia's desire to participate in feminist demonstrations and feels... (full context)
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Alexi becomes a socialist about this time, though he anxiously realizes that his success has turned... (full context)
Chapter 70. Excavation
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...adorable?" in six languages because he spends so much time with Pelagia at the taverna. Alexi and Antonia, meanwhile, invest in building more apartments and opening souvenir shops in a number... (full context)
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...learn the mandolin, as Iannis isn't big enough to play the bouzouki. Both Antonia and Alexi agree to buy Iannis a mandolin in Athens or Naples when they're there next, but... (full context)
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Alexi refuses to send construction workers to the old house, so Iannis pesters Spiridon to help... (full context)
Chapter 71. Antonia Sings Again
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Alexi adds the rifle to his collection and Iannis is shocked when Pelagia weeps at the... (full context)