The Baron in the Trees

The Baron in the Trees

by

Italo Calvino

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The Neapolitan/Salvatore di San Cataldo Character Analysis

An officer who, along with Sir Osbert and Cosimo, vies for Viola’s affections. He and Sir Osbert 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 Neapolitan/Salvatore di San Cataldo Character Timeline in The Baron in the Trees

The timeline below shows where the character The Neapolitan/Salvatore di San Cataldo 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
...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 a nightgown, and... (full context)
Virtue, Dignity, and Kindness Theme Icon
The Age of Enlightenment vs. The Romantic Era Theme Icon
Civilization vs. Nature Theme Icon
One morning, Cosimo watches Viola drop a note to the Neapolitan, asking for a meeting. He then watches her do the same to the Englishman, but... (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 the first to... (full context)
Education, Connectedness, and the Written Word Theme Icon
The Age of Enlightenment vs. The Romantic Era Theme Icon
...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 not share her... (full context)
The Age of Enlightenment vs. The Romantic Era Theme Icon
Civilization vs. Nature Theme Icon
...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 through the wood,... (full context)