Louis De Bernieres, 1994 epic novel, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, is set in the Greek island of cephallonia having a wide time span form of 53 years form 1939 onwards. De bereineres depicts the struggle of war from the viewpoint of both strong political leaders, such as Mussolini, and the local Cephollonians. Tess of the D’Urbervilles is set in the 19th century in the fictional rural area of Wessex, Britain. Hardy deals with, and strongly criticizes, Victorian society’s view on the ‘pure women’ and as a novelist aims to expose the irresponsibility of male sexual behavior and the hypocrisy of Victorian values. ….
'Pelagia and Mandras' consists of a dual narrative in which both Pelagia and Mandras are present
focuses on the tragic love story between Pelegia and Corelli, The relationship between Pelagia and Corelli, begin as the circumstances of war bring them together in a situation where they should despise each other. If it was not for these circumstances, they would never have met and this love affair would not have developed into a true, long lasting love between two people from countries that are at war against each other.
Carlo Guercio argued that 'history ought to consist only of the anecdotes of the little people who are caught up in it'The war is described through the eyes of a homosexual, who conveys ideal love but is only detested by society, which force him to have a future of complete sufferingfeelings. In Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernières puts the unsuspecting Carlo, a man full of personal conflict Carlo's individual struggle with his sexuality and what feelings to hide or show is drawn out by the wa
Hardy's representation of the themes of love and lust, male dominance in society, and religion are shown through the characters of Tess Durbeyfield and Alec D'Urberville. The interaction between Alec and Tess demonstrates the difference between love and lust. Alec's "love" for Tess is based on her physical appearance