The Baron in the Trees

The Baron in the Trees

by

Italo Calvino

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The Englishman/Sir Osbert Castlefight Character Analysis

An officer who, along with Don Salvatore and Cosimo, vies for Viola’s affections. Hgreat!e and Don Salvatore agree to not share Viola, but they continue to see her together and make a number of concessions to try to win her love. Following Viola’s flight, the two officers embark on their own adventures through the courts of Europe.
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The Englishman/Sir Osbert Castlefight Character Timeline in The Baron in the Trees

The timeline below shows where the character The Englishman/Sir Osbert Castlefight appears in The Baron in the Trees. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 23
The Age of Enlightenment vs. The Romantic Era Theme Icon
...with. A few days after her return, Viola begins spending time with two officers, an Englishman and a Neapolitan. The men lurk around her villa. Viola hangs out the windows in... (full context)
Virtue, Dignity, and Kindness Theme Icon
The Age of Enlightenment vs. The Romantic Era Theme Icon
Civilization vs. Nature Theme Icon
...the Neapolitan, asking for a meeting. He then watches her do the same to the Englishman, but he can’t decide which one Viola is tricking. Cosimo reasons that they’ll probably meet... (full context)
The Age of Enlightenment vs. The Romantic Era Theme Icon
Sir Osbert and Don Salvatore refuse to share Viola, so Viola says she’ll belong to whoever is... (full context)
Education, Connectedness, and the Written Word Theme Icon
The Age of Enlightenment vs. The Romantic Era Theme Icon
Biagio suspects that this was a time of torment for all four lovers, even Viola. Sir Osbert and Don Salvatore spend all their time with her, remaining firm in their agreement to... (full context)
The Age of Enlightenment vs. The Romantic Era Theme Icon
Civilization vs. Nature Theme Icon
...French Revolution. She eventually ends up in England, marries a lord, and settles in Calcutta. Sir Osbert and Don Salvatore stay together and go on adventures, but they eventually disappear. Cosimo wanders... (full context)