Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Iconostasis Term Analysis

A screen, ornately decorated with paintings of icons, that separates the clergy from the masses in an Orthodox church. Only the clergy are allowed behind the screen.
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Iconostasis Term Timeline in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

The timeline below shows where the term Iconostasis appears in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7. Extreme Remedies
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Father Arsenios sits behind the iconostasis, thinking that the villagers don't respect him. He considers leaving to become a clerk, a... (full context)
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...overflows with the urine and splashes his robes, so he decides to stay behind the iconostasis until it dries. (full context)
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...church to apologize to Father Arsenios, but Arsenios refuses to come out from behind the iconostasis. He insists he doesn't feel well, so Velisarios apologizes and goes to fetch Dr. Iannis.... (full context)
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Dr. Iannis doesn't feel comfortable going behind the iconostasis despite his atheism, but he slips behind when Father Arsenios asks for help. Dr. Iannis... (full context)