Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Lieutenant Bunny Warren/Bunnios Character Analysis

Bunnios is a British spy who parachutes onto Mt. Aenos, where Alekos finds him and believes he's an angel. When Alekos finally takes Bunnios to Dr. Iannis, it comes out that Bunnios thought he was fluent in Greek but actually speaks ancient, not modern, Greek; he can barely communicate. He was also sent to Greece in festival dress, not normal clothes. Bunnios spends most of his time pretending to be mute and walking with Father Arsenios. Every week he radios British officers in Cairo to give them a report. Eventually, he learns enough to Greek to communicate, though he continues to pepper his speech with British colloquialisms. He remains friendly with Dr. Iannis and Pelagia through the end of the war and smuggles Corelli off of the island. He's murdered by ELAS during the Greek Civil War.
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Lieutenant Bunny Warren/Bunnios Character Timeline in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

The timeline below shows where the character Lieutenant Bunny Warren/Bunnios appears in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 46. Bunnios
Power, Reality, and Absurdity Theme Icon
The angel introduces himself as Bunnios, but Dr. Iannis can barely understand anything he says. He invites Bunnios in and Pelagia... (full context)
Chapter 50. A Time of Hiatus
War: Horror, Beauty, and Humanity Theme Icon
Politics and Friendship Theme Icon
...General Gandin won't let the Italians disarm the Germans now. Pelagia sees Father Arsenios and Bunnios and runs to talk to them. She asks Bunnios when the British are coming. He... (full context)
Chapter 55. Victory
Politics and Friendship Theme Icon
That night, Alekos watches the battle from the mountain. Bunnios sits next to him talking into his radio, trying to get his superiors to help... (full context)
Chapter 60. The Beginning of her Sorrows
History and Storytelling Theme Icon
Family, Opportunity, and Gender Dynamics Theme Icon
...then creeps back out to Casa Nostra. Pelagia knows that Corelli has to leave, so Bunnios arranges for Corelli to leave Cephalonia. (full context)
Chapter 61. Every Parting is a Foretaste of Death
History and Storytelling Theme Icon
Family, Opportunity, and Gender Dynamics Theme Icon
...Corelli again promises to come back. They decide to read Carlo's papers when Corelli returns. Bunnios fetches them at eleven. He gives them instructions as to how to proceed to a... (full context)
War: Horror, Beauty, and Humanity Theme Icon
...the prostitutes and La Scala, and he feels as though he's nearly Greek now. When Bunnios receives the signal from the boat, Corelli kisses Pelagia and wades out to it. Pelagia... (full context)
Chapter 63. Liberation
Family, Opportunity, and Gender Dynamics Theme Icon
...Nazis, and wonders if she actually needs to hate the Greeks. The narrator mentions that Bunnios, a man who openly professed his love for the Greek people, was invited to a... (full context)