Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Francisco's tame mouse. He lives in Francisco's pocket and eats scraps. Mario remains with Francisco even through the invasion of Albania and the cold and hunger they both suffer. Though Francisco attempts to give Mario to Carlo for safekeeping after he's shot, Francisco unwittingly kills his mouse by squeezing him too hard. Carlo tucks Mario into Francisco's pocket and buries them together.
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Mario Character Timeline in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

The timeline below shows where the character Mario appears in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6. L'Omosessuale (2)
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...the fact that he despised Mussolini and mocked him incessantly. He adopted a mouse named Mario who lived in his pocket. (full context)
Chapter 10. L'Omosessuale (3)
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Francisco is shocked that they're being asked to go into Greek territory and Mario makes matters worse by trying to climb out of Francisco's pocket. Rivolta, thoroughly annoyed, tells... (full context)
Chapter 17. L'Omosessuale (5)
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...is becoming madder by the minute; he's convinced he'll be shot through the heart, so Mario now lives in his sleeve pocket. Hierarchy breaks down as soldiers die. Finally, on November... (full context)
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...in the night. The Albanians begin to help the Greeks, and Francisco talks only to Mario. Men die of gangrene, and Carlo thinks that Greece should win if it will end... (full context)
Chapter 19. L'Omosessuale (6)
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...died happy, but this is also a lie. Francisco discovered gangrene on his leg, gave Mario to Carlo, and stepped out of a trench. A mortar shell fell next to him... (full context)
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...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 Mario died. (full context)
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...her he's on a beautiful mountain, but he actually buried Francisco in their trench with Mario in his breast pocket. She hopes that he died for a reason, and Carlo assures... (full context)