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.
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)
Chapter 10. L'Omosessuale (3)
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)
...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)
Chapter 19. L'Omosessuale (6)