These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Alternative Character Interpretation: Zorba! Is he a well-meaning if somewhat irresponsible fellow who lives in the present or a selfish con man who calls for living life to the fullest with no thought to the consequences as long as it is at the expense of others? The latter can be found in his conning the monks out of the forest by faking a miracle, spending all of Basil's money on women and booze, an encouraging Basil to pursue the widow despite knowing how tense the situation in the villains was.
Ear Worm: the title song by Mikis Theodorakis. It gets worse if you've heard Herb Alpert perform it.
The Woobie:The widow. She has her thrown cut for the crime of someone committing suicide over her. Her body is abandoned on the street and the crime never persecuted. The villagers still hate her. Only Basil, Zorba, and Mimithos (Sotiris Moustakas) the village idiot, mourn for her.