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I'm studying Edexcel A-Level English Literature, unit 3: Relationships

Does anyone have any key comparisons between The Great Gatsby and Captain Corelli's Mandolin that they could share?

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I'm studying Edexcel A-Level English Literature, unit 3: Relationships

Does anyone have any key comparisons between The Great Gatsby and Captain Corelli's Mandolin that they could share?

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Hi,

We're also doing TGG and CCM,

I think the theme of 'Eternal love' is a good place to start because then you can classify relationships based on how 'successful' they are. The other thing to remember is that in the exam the word relationship is used as an umbrella term to describe romantic and non-romantic (i.e friendships), but also can be linked with 'the relationship with place in each novel.

Comparisons such as true love can be found between:

Pelagia and Corelli
Gatsby and Daisy
Carlo and Francesco (later Corelli)


They can be classified as true love because they exist wanting to be together, but unable to be due to prior commitments, i.e Mandras and Pelagia, Daisy and Tom.

Alternately, doomed love can also be seen in:

Daisy and Gatsby
Pelagia and Mandras
Carlo and Corelli

Friendship:

Nick and Gatsby
Jordan and Daisy
Corelli and Gunter Weber
Dr Iannis and Alekos
Corelli and Lemoni
Kokolios and Stamatis

Relationship between Man and Nature

Iannis and the Island Carlo and the island Pelagia and Psipsina ect...I hope this helps, feel free to add any more..
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