Paul Crabbe And Eduard Keller Demonstrate Good And

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Paul Crabbe and Eduard Keller demonstrate good and bad personality traits. Discuss In the novel ‘Maestro’ by Peter Goldsworthy Paul Crabbe and Eduard Keller show good and bad personality traits. The mains traits through-out the novel includes the characters showing arrogance and selfishness, love and not ever being quite perfect. Throughout the novel Paul demonstrates arrogance and selfishness. From the first moment he met his piano teacher- Eduard Keller, he was quick to judge based on his appearance “Had he spruced himself up especially to meet me? I was childish enough … to think it likely.”, and the way Keller spoke. Paul puts the label on him that ‘he is a Nazi’ and doesn’t give himself the chance to get to know Keller when he first meets him. By the end of the novel Paul learns to appreciate the lessons that he had with Keller throughout his adolescent year and matures to respect what Keller had done for him. Paul illustrates love towards many characters throughout the novel. As he matures he learns the difference between lust and love as he shows with Megan and Rosie. He had sex with Megan to explore sexual curiosities although comes to realise that nothing can stop the love he has for Rosie ‘"I glanced at her ... with each breath”. He also shows that his dislike for Keller at the start of the novel slowly fades as he learns about his life experiences through-out the story and he begins to appreciate what Keller had done for him., "Mourning for a great man, yes, but also mourning for myself – for times and possibilities that will never come again." He shows that he loved Keller at the end of the novel when he was in the hospital just after Keller passed and he “slipped my arm underneath his head-almost weightless, empties of life and mind and thought- and kissed him.” Another one of Paul’s personality traits is never being quite perfect and always that

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