Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Colonel Rivolta Character Analysis

The colonel who sends Carlo and Francisco on the mission to destroy the "Greek" watchtower. Carlo believes that Rivolta has only risen in rank because he knows the right people; he's short, fat, and does next to nothing. He also has a flair for the dramatic, fabricates military success stories, and loves to throw out popular Fascist slogans whenever he can.
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Colonel Rivolta Character Timeline in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

The timeline below shows where the character Colonel Rivolta appears in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10. L'Omosessuale (3)
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...a good soldier. He followed orders to take one reliable man and report to Colonel Rivolta. Rivolta's headquarters are at an abandoned villa where he can hold parties. He greets Francisco... (full context)
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...Greek territory and Mario makes matters worse by trying to climb out of Francisco's pocket. Rivolta, thoroughly annoyed, tells Francisco not to question policy and sends them away with the promise... (full context)
Chapter 15. L'Omosessuale (4)
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Carlo and Francisco don't report back to Colonel Rivolta after destroying the watchtower. They often talk about it with each other and feel so... (full context)
Chapter 19. L'Omosessuale (6)
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...of the Virgin. Francisco's real last words were reminding Carlo of their pact to kill Rivolta and to ask for Mario. Francisco clenched the mouse so tightly in his hand that... (full context)