Cool! So the Failure is really clear then: Petros doesn’t manage to raise the Greek flag over Varosha, and doesn’t manage to bring anything back from Varosha (except himself).
Shifting gears to IC Issue, these stand out for me:
- State of Being - What is the true nature of the relationship between Elias and Joanna? (are they really together? are they in love?) What is the true nature of Joanna’s feelings for Petros? Elias himself questions his own true nature (regarding his conscience) which eventually motivates him to seek God / a simpler life. Joanna questions her own true nature a lot too, and the nature of her feelings for Elias and Petros.
- Circumstances - the rumours and then fact of Elias and Joanna being together create unacceptable circumstances for Petros.
I can definitely see Sense of Self working as the counterpoint too – Elias’s self-importance, Joanna’s perception of herself.
Situation could also be the counterpoint too I guess – Joanna and Elias’s influence on Petros’ circumstances drive him into the terrible situation in Varosha.