Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Venizelism Term Analysis

A Greek political movement named for Eleftherios Venizelos. The movement championed the formation of a Greek state that encompassed all areas that are ethnically Greek, espoused pro-Western and pro-democratic ideals, and was against communism and the Greek monarchy. Greece had a Venizelist government during the Axis occupation, though the movement fell out of favor in the 1950s.

Venizelism Quotes in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

The Captain Corelli’s Mandolin quotes below are all either spoken by Venizelism or refer to Venizelism. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin published in 1994.
Chapter 9 Quotes

"I have always been a Venizelist; I am not a monarchist, and I am not a Communist. I disagree with both of you, but I cure Stamatis' deafness and I burn out Kokolios' warts. This is how we should be. We should care for each other more than we care for ideas, or else we will end up killing each other."

Related Characters: Dr. Iannis (speaker), Stamatis, Kokolios
Page Number: 52
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Chapter 36 Quotes

But on that evening, one of the Venizelists who was about to risk his life by defecting to EDES came up to him later in the darkness, sympathetically offering him a cigarette, and explaining, "Look, you don't have to understand all that jargon from our sesquipedalian friend, because all it boils down to is that you've got to do just as he says, or he'll cut your throat."

Related Characters: Mandras, Hector
Page Number: 232
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Venizelism Term Timeline in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

The timeline below shows where the term Venizelism appears in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 36. Education
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...with Hector at all and know that whatever Hector says, the opposite is likely true. Venizelists wonder how Hector can be so anti-British when the British are the only ones who... (full context)
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...enough to buy fully into the ideals of communism. After Hector's lesson, one of the Venizelists offers Mandras a cigarette and tells him that what Hector is basically saying is that... (full context)