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MAESTRO-Quotes Analysis

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Introduction

FORM IV MAESTRO Quotes Analysis 2. 'In a sense Keller was bad for me, the worst possible teacher.' Is this an accurate assessment? What has Keller taught Paul? This statement is inaccurate. Even though Paul does not realise at first that Keller is teaching him a lot, Keller sees a young him in Paul. Like Keller, Paul is very arrogant, thinking he is better than everyone. Keller tries to teach Paul, that this arrogance can lead to his downfall. Keller teaches him that without experience of an event, no-one can really know what it feels like, despite all the factual details, he may read. "No-one can be ... you the music", here Keller is referring Paul to play the Children's Bach, instead of going straight to the original Bach. Even though Paul has finished the Children's Bach, many years ago, Keller tries to get Paul to realise that there is more to music than the notes and playing them technically. "At such moments...than the original", Keller says this to Paul after he plays the Beethoven for Keller and his parents. He says that anyone can play exactly the same, but Paul is lacking the essence of music. ...read more.

Middle

Achievement." this is the first change in Paul toward Keller, he starts to know value Keller more than he did at first. "Those childhood pleasure...age of sixteen" he changes in his view of Adelaide, when he was small, he loved Adelaide, the TV, the zoo, the show with show bags and rides etc. He saw Adelaide was magical place. Now he sees it as being just a place in which he grew up in. "My own interest ... another and another..." this quote shows his growing curiosity of Keller and his independence from his parents. At first him mother used to accompany him to the library now only he goes, to find more about Keller. " I listened with ... in the library" this shows what he saw in library, of the couple having sex, this sexual development is constantly throughout the book in conflict with his interest in music and Keller. "I glanced at her ... with each breath." this is the realisation in Paul that Rosie is someone other than a friend, shows his growing interest in her. During the Brisbane Symphony concert Keller, there is yet again a conflict within Paul, sexual attraction to Rosie Vs curiosity of Keller's outbreak, instead of being interest in Keller, he instead goes off to walk Rosie home. ...read more.

Conclusion

We already know that Paul respects and values Keller "You've been like a father", but know we see that Keller also sees Paul as his son. He also tells this because Keller knows that he can die any day and he wants to protect Paul by not doing the same mistakes as he did when he was in Vienna, which is being arrogant. This statement reveals the reasons for why Keller was critical of Paul, it was always to protect him and stop hi being arrogant. All the hints Keller gave to Paul, he didn't realise at first what they meant, but know retrospectively the older Paul can see what Keller was telling him about the essence of music and going back to children's Bach. "You are my ... one in a million." Keller is trying to tell Paul that he must not chase after his dream without experiencing the true nature of the world. The relationship between Paul and his maestro was first seen when Keller gave him, the LIBRETTO to take home. We also see that Keller admires Paul in his determination and gives him full support by not drinking alcohol during the Piano competition in Adelaide. ?? ?? ?? ?? Basil Razi, Sydney Grammar School ...read more.

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