Katharine Clifton[ edit ] Katharine is the childhood friend and recently wedded wife of Geoffrey Clifton, whom she married after their days at Oxford University. Shortly afterwards the archaeological projects are halted due to the onset of the war. Katherine and Laszlo soon fall in love, which leads Laszlo to betray his friend, his country and all that is dear to him. He falls in love with her voice as she reads Herodotus. Analysis[ edit ] Christopher McVey has discussed the nature of Ondaatje's use of metaphysical aspects of body, history and nation in the novel. She then puts all of her energy into caring for the English Patient. Two British soldiers yell at Hana to stop her from playing a piano since the Germans often booby-trapped them. Instead, he chooses to believe the assumption by others that he is an Englishman based on the sound of his voice. Though it suffers from excessive length and ambition, director Minghella's adaptation of the Michael Ondaatje novel is complex, powerful, and moving.
Caravaggio questions the patient, who gradually reveals his past to him, Hana and Kip through a series of flashbacks. He recalls that Ranuccio Tommasoni ordered the interrogation tactic. However, he finds that Katharine has since died. Kip decides to stay at the villa to attempt to clear it of unexploded ordnance. Sensuality, both sexual and observational, is a major theme in the novel. The patient's only possession is a copy of Herodotus' Histories with notes, pictures and mementos contained inside. He escapes from the train, and soon afterwards comes in contact with a German army unit. Instead, he chooses to believe the assumption by others that he is an Englishman based on the sound of his voice. Kip is transferred to another unit in Italy where he and his partner hear a piano playing. Kip sees the interactions of the Westerners at the villa as those of a group that disregards nationality. He takes a letter she has written to him by torchlight to fold into his book, and he flies himself and Katharine's body away. Katherine and Laszlo soon fall in love, which leads Laszlo to betray his friend, his country and all that is dear to him. For instance, if an advent calendar was on the wrong day, he would fix it. The novel ends with Kip learning that the U. David Caravaggio[ edit ] David Caravaggio is a Canadian thief whose profession is legitimized by the war, as the Allies needed crafty people to steal Axis documents. Geoffrey attempts to kill all three of them by crashing his plane while they are flying. Their deaths cause Kip's emotional withdrawal to become more pronounced. Her lover, a Canadian officer, is killed and because of this, Hana comes to believe that she is cursed and that all those around her are doomed to die. As they enter the villa, they come across Hana and urge her to stop playing as the Germans were known to sabotage musical instruments. Shortly afterwards the archaeological projects are halted due to the onset of the war. One of the soldiers, Kip, an Indian Sikh , a trained sapper , specializes in bomb and ordnance disposal. He would always be distracted by the human element while doing a job. She washes his wounds, reads to him and provides him with morphine. She provides comfort to the English Patient that she could not provide to her own father. In time, Hana begins to piece together the patient's story from the shards of his memories; he's actually Count Laszlo Almasy Ralph Fiennes , of Hungarian nobility and an explorer working with a group mapping uncharted territory in North Africa. He is eventually caught, interrogated, and tortured; they even cut off his thumbs. Kip and the English patient immediately become friends.
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