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Choose two of the most moving moments in Captain Corellis Mandolin and explain why they have this effect on the reader Look closely at how language is used to create pathos L Omosessuale 1 is a very sensitive and intimate chapter and allows us into Carlos deepest and most hidden thoughts De Bernieres creates sympathy for Carlo through the fact that his homosexuality has to remain unknown I have been reduced to eternal and infinite silence Pathos is also produced through the way in which De Bernieres presents Carlo to the reader and the language used Carlo is aware that an announcement of his sexual preference would cause an uproar in the rigid community in which he lived before the army he knows in advance what he will be told Although Carlos awareness is made clear De Bernieres still shows the reader that he is conscious in a number of ways firstly through religion the priest and then through science the doctor It is medicinal theology and theological medicine Here De Bernieres is showing us that Carlo is an intelligent man and that he is above the prejudice he would face and that he could outsmart his opposition if he was to be confronted about his homosexuality This is displayed to the reader when Carlo cleverly converses with his own thoughts which is what makes this so intimate God is the reason for all things then God is to blame and I should not be condemned However no matter how many times he proves people wrong he knows that if they knew the truth he would be detested by everyone This is why the language used creates pathos because Carlo has an untold truth that weighs more than the universe and he feels like someone who is the only person in the world who knows the truth and yet is forbidden to utter it The language which Carlo uses is in stereotypical contrast
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