When presenting relationships in works of literature, writers show the need for loyalty+friendship is at least as important as that for love+passion. This is particularly true of Tess of the d'Urbervilles+Captain Corelli's Mandolin as there are various types of relationships in the novels.
The relationship of Corelli+Pelagia focuses on love+passion+is vital in their relationship in Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Corelli is Italian, Pelagia is Greek. Typically, they are enemies as they at war with each other. However, their love blossoms as he is forced to stay in her house.
Tess+Angel in Tess of the d'Urbervilles plays a great role in relationships. Angel+Tess' relationship is based on love+passion. Angel+Tess fall in love surrounded by the "clear", "bracing", "ethereal" Talbothays. When Angel carries Tess over the water, Hardy shows an "understanding between them". He notifies Tess' "breath", "eyes", "arms", "shoulder", "cheeks". Angel tries to move forward in his thinking as he would much rather marry Tess than Mercy Chant his parents have picked out for him, but he rejects Tess when he finds out she had slept with another man as he sees her as the perfect woman. He calls her "Demeter", "Artemis"! Angel's original idea is a reflection of Hardy's idea. Angel's second idea reflects the changes Hardy had to make to his original publication because Victorian society did not think it applicable for 'family reading'. Modern readers today would understand the sexual implicitness and not think much of it.
The relationship between Pelagia+Mandras in Captain Corelli's Mandolin is based on love+ passion. Men were supposed to be above women…