In defiance of Keller’s instruction when Keller asks Paul to practice one piece instead he prepares two; he is hurt by the implication that he is not as good as he thinks he is or that Keller dismisses his talent in saying, ‘perhaps there can be no perfection’ which Paul responds to be ‘ignoring his advice,’ playing, ‘till his hands ached.’ Paul’s insensibility, which the author uses to render Keller’s teaching less efficacious is shown in the scene where Keller tries to inform Paul about his past and Paul is at first too insensitive, probing too deeply by asking Keller ‘Why didn’t you [leave]?’ and later during the confession Keller paternally hopes will benefit Paul, his interest is not sufficient to miss his rendezvous with Rosie. The context of Darwin’s steamy sexuality fuels his love for romantic music, something Keller no longer has any interest in. He is encountering sexuality and he loves Keller’s passionate rendition of Wagner’s Tristan from which he describes as ‘wonderful’ yet which Keller dismisses as ‘cheap tricks’. It is this sexual awakening that makes Paul ‘increasingly impervious to [Keller’s] criticism’ and though Keller’s brilliance is evident and the scathing eccentric teaching style as relevant as ever, Paul becomes less able to appreciate it.
''Your father has written...he feels you should not have an education'' Despite this injuction Paul managed to learn a great deal from Keller'' Discuss. 'Maestro' a text written by Peter Goldsworthy is told through the life of a young man named Paul Crebber a self-induldged, arrogent, up and comming musician. Paul's story is one of love,hate,friendship and hardship he deals with throughout his life. A mentor and music teacher of Pauls,Edward Keller, a mysterious geinus pionist with a shady world war two past through diffrent techniques trys to teach Paul the most important lessons in life. Lessons such as the sublect of Human nature, Beauty and horrors and ones self limitations.
Consequently, Paul ultimately falls short in his quest for perfection. He achieves mediocre results in competitions in his later years, and instead of becoming a concert pianist, he becomes a piano teacher at a middle-rate school. As Keller had said to him, “the difference between a good pianist and a great pianist is very little” and Paul is unable to achieve that extra little. Paul relationship with keller: The nature of relationships often see people change, for the better or the worse. The novel explores the ability of relationships to develop people and allows them to recognise who
“Keller teaches Paul far more than how to be a good musician. Discuss.” In addition to discovering the art of being a good musician, Paul Crabbe learns a great deal about life, and overcoming the hurdles it throws. Eduard Keller, through his musical teaching, inadvertedly challenges Paul is ways which enable him to grow mentally and emotionally. Paul is at a crossroads between childhood and adulthood, and draws on Keller to fulfill his musical goals. However, Paul’s personal discovery is evident in the changes in his character throughout the novel, his relationship with Keller being a prime indication.
He was very well like in primary school and a very spiritual boy. As he grew older he found secondary school to be a challenge and dropped out at the age of fifteen. He found himself rejected repeatedly until he enlisted in World War I as a messenger. His companions soon discovered his powerful personality and energy whenever he made passionate speeches against the Jews and Socialism. It is true that Hitler redefined socialism with redistributing income and war profits, supporting large industries and providing free education, but after listening to one of Hitler’s enthralling speeches, this five foot eight, short legged, dark haired, and pasty skinned man, could make the audience willing to do anything he suggested.
Roy, who has acted the role of the bully throughout Cosi says something so shocking that it makes the audience wonder what Roy has experienced in his life to make him view love as a feeling ‘when you don’t have enough emotion to hate’ but Roy’s childhood is soon revealed which the audience then sympathises with Roy and understands Roy’s great appreciation of music for ‘music is what love between humans should be.’ Henry, the most silent of the patients has such a strong but quite outdated view on love and fidelity in contrast with the younger characters. It is also ironic that the character that Henry plays in Cosi Fan Tutte is completely cynical about the fidelity of women whereas Henry is a firm believer that women can stay true because his mother ‘only llloved his fffather, no one else.’ Doug, however has the same views as Nick and Lucy about free love and offers Lewis the advice, ‘you can always find loneliness in marriage, but never solitude.’ Julie who is a drug addict describes the feeling of love as ‘being stupid and foolish... hallucinating without drugs.’ This view is the closest in the relationship between love and what is real. The
Paul’s Case The short story Paul’s Case by Willa Cather, is about a boy named Paul that is a troublesome teenager trying to find himself. As the story opens he is at a meeting with the school’s faculty and the school’s principal, over the discussion of Paul being suspended from school a week ago. The faculty members have a hard time understanding Paul but at the same time feel for Paul and want to give him the benefit of the doubt. Paul works as an usher where he loses himself at work with his obsession over art and theatre. “When the symphony began, Paul sank into one of the rear seats with a long sigh of relief, and lost himself as he had done before the Rico” (81).
Unfortunately, Doodle was no match for his brother’s aggressive and selfish actions. In the end, Brother’s pride is to blame for Doodle’s untimely death. Brother’s pride was responsible for his opinion of Doodle. At times, Brother was kind and loving to Doodle, but the reader soon realizes that the narrator was mostly harsh and cruel to his brother. In the beginning of the story, Brother recounts the day Doodle was born, saying that he was a disappointment as soon as he entered the world.
Amir would rather his father love him and be proud of him for one day than help his best friend from getting raped. Amir was selfish and unappreciative. After Hassan got raped, the relationship between him and Amir changed for the worst. Amir did another terrible thing by framming Hassan. This was the last time Amir saw Hassan because after Hassan and his father left, Amir and Baba moved to America.
During this meeting, they discussed Holden’s academic failure and his unwillingness to conform to society and apply himself to his studies. Antolini has a paternal attitude towards Holden. He seems genuinely concerned about the boy and tries to help him realise that his irresponsible behaviour is spiralling out of control. He tells him he is headed for a fall and “the man falling isn’t permitted to feel or hear himself hit the bottom.”(Chapter 24, The Catcher in the Rye) He offers advice: “The mark of an immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” (Chapter 24, The Catcher in the Rye) The visit is relaxed and friendly. He doesn’t question Holden too much.