''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.
This put him at a distinct disadvantage when trying to gather to strength and self-assurance to approach the cottagers whom he had grown to love. All he wanted, was to conform to society, and have relationships with the cottagers whom he had been studying and learning from for the past few months. The monster had developed feelings and attachment to the cottagers, and this is illustrated when Felix attacks him upon first meeting and the
Moral Ambiguous Characters Throughout Oscar Wilde’s novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the moral ambiguity of the central character, Dorian Gray, becomes more and more distinct. The story starts with Dorian being venerated by the artist Basil Hallward, and throughout the story the reader learns of Gray’s several wrong doings. Meeting Lord Henry almost straight away negatively influenced Dorian. He had started out blameless and innocent, but by the conclusion had been the cause of numerous deaths, all because of his selfish wish to stay beautiful forever. “His actions show a character who insists the soul is real, but loves the gaping chasm between the beauty of his body and the corruption of his soul” [ (Wilde 105-123) ].
k Goldsworthy’s novel ‘Maestro’ uses a first person, reflective narrative to recount the memoires of Paul, a precocious teenage musical, with particular emphasis on the relationship he has with his instructor, the retired concert pianist, Eduard Keller. The author presents Keller (the ‘maestro’) as enigmatic, reclusive and tainted by the horrors of the Second World War, in particular the murder of his wife and son. Keller displays flashes of brilliance, but his appreciation of music is clothed in his world weary cynicism, which stems from his troubled past. Keller inculcates in Paul his own rigid, dogmatic worldview and a wariness of beauty, thus destroying Paul’s own idealism, an aspect which had been crucial to Keller’s early success as
It is not far-fetched to wonder if Willy himself had a bad encounter with cheating as a young boy, or if it is by his own recognizance that he believed that it was alright to cheat and steal. This ideology that Willy presents is shown greatly by the lesson he presents to his sons; cheating and stealing is okay. Willy Loman teaches his sons that cheating and stealing is okay because he himself believes that. When one of his sons steals equipment from his school he congratulates his son and tells him that if he were his coach he would take that as having dedication. Willy asks his neighbor to take a state test for one of his sons because he wants his son to get a good grade.
Metaphor and literal description are the techniques that Goldsworthy uses to create distinctively visual images of characters, as well as to describe the memories Paul has, especially of Darwin and his unforgettable Piano teacher Eduard Keller. Memory is a significant idea of Goldsworthy’s novel that he communicates firstly by depicting Keller from the perspective of Paul as a teenager. Paul describes Keller’s features both literally and metaphorical. “Unforgettable: the red glow of his face – a boozer’s incandescent glow. The pitted sun coarsened skin - a cheap ruined leather” shows how Paul depicts him as only a washed up alcoholic, but however, earlier in the novel Paul describes how first impression are “misleading, of course” Memory is also a significant idea used in Alice Sebold’s compelling novel ‘The Lovely Bones’ and also shows the reader that first impressions are entirely misleading, as in ‘Maestro’.
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.
Analyse a character In the film THE PIANIST, the director Roman Polanski uses costuming, lighting and camera shots to show the development of the character Szpielman. His decline, from confident, well-off pianist to becoming an animalistic scavenger mirrors the decline in humanity at the time. Through the development of this character we learn that without civility there is nothing that sets apart from animals. The contrast of costuming at the beginning and at the end displays the transformation of Szpielman from man to barbarian. At the start of the film Szpielman is seen playing the piano.
They are often caught in a bind, wanting more emotional depth to their lives but not knowing how to get it because males are taught from a young age that to be emotional is for girls. Truth is, being emotional is for everyone. What's a poor woman to do? First and most important is to choose the right guy. Someone with whom you can establish a conversation and rapport before you jump into bed; however, one must recognize that men often do express affection through sex.
 Strachey's interpretation of Tree's performance was probably influenced by Wilde's exposure as a homosexual himself.  Themes Like many of Wilde's plays the main theme is the secrets of the upper-classes: Lord Illingworth discovering that the young man he has employed as a secretary is in fact his illegitimate son, a situation similar to the central plot of Lady Windermere's Fan. Secrets would also affect the characters of The Importance of Being Earnest.  In one scene, Lord Illingworth and Mrs. Allonby (whose unseen husband is called Ernest) share the line "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy.