Carmelino represents the male womanizer of the South, but without the cleverness and the charm and class of Fefè. He not only tries to seduce his ex-girlfriend to take her away from her husband, but also tries to have a relationship with the Cefalù’s maid.
So is he really in love with Rosalia or not? Actually it seems that this character represents the erotic emotional instinct of the man of the South in the eyes of Pietro Germi. Carmelo does not worry about to abandon a wife and children to give satisfaction to his desire.
He is, therefore, the true traitor of this history and, in accordance with the law 587, he will pay for his sins with his life