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"Paul Crabbe changes from a selfish youth to a sensitive man" Discuss this statement with reference to the relationships that help to change Paul, especially his significant relationship with Keller.

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STAGE ONE PRE-PES ENGLISH Maestro Essay By Zeyanna Chaptini 11MA "Paul Crabbe changes from a selfish youth to a sensitive man" Discuss this statement with reference to the relationships that help to change Paul, especially his significant relationship with Keller. The renowned text, Maestro, clearly explored the concept of egocentrism. Through the protagonist, the author, Peter Goldsworthy demonstrated that one who's selfish would perpetually be selfish. Paul Crabbe, the central male character, was seen as an illiberal adolescent. He treated his Maestro with no respect and wasn't engrossed by what he was telling him. His greed was also apparent in the way he treated his girlfriend and his parents. During the progression of the novel, Paul's avarice continued as became more insensitive towards others and showed no deferent. The selfish juvenile, Paul Crabbe, was imprudent towards his venerable piano teacher, Herr Eduard Keller. In their first meeting, Paul was starring at his hands, those dainty, faintly ridiculous hands. He was startled as most of the right finger was missing. ...read more.


Paul's selfishness was evident as he was only thinking about his sensual addiction, and wasn't concerned about what his maestro was declaring. Not only was Paul putting himself before Keller to satisfy his desires, he also was unfaithful towards his girlfriend, Rosie Zollo. When Paul first met Rosie, he disliked her because she was too much like him. However, as Paul got to know a little more about her, their relationship began to grow. When Paul meet Rosie at That Christmas in the South concert, he didn't introduce her to his parents. This made her feel that Paul didn't want her to meet his parents. Keeping this in mind, she decided to introduce herself. Even when Paul was dating Rosie, he was still fascinated by the girl of his dreams, Megan Murray. This showed that Paul unfaithful towards Rosie as he was still having fantasies about Megan. When Paul and Megan were alone, he forgot about his girlfriend and the self-centred male decided to fulfil his s****l dreams with Megan. ...read more.


This showed that Paul, after all, did appreciative his maestro for the talent Keller brought out in him. Although he was slightly respectful to Keller, he was also imprudent, as he believed Keller was bad for him, the worst possible teacher as he revealed perfection to him. As Paul Crabbe attended a Thai restaurant in Smith Street his selfishness was evident, as the wedded gentleman was glancing at the waitress, and for an instance he considered asking her what time she finished work. This showed that even as a matured married man, Paul hadn't changed and was still selfish, only considering himself to satisfy his s****l desires. The talented Peter Goldsworthy in his novel Maestro clearly delved that one who's selfish will always be selfish. Evidently, this was shown through the protagonist, Paul Crabbe. The central male character was seen as a narrow-minded youth. He handled his Maestro with no dignity and wasn't interested by what he told him. His cupidity was also obvious in the way he treated his girlfriend and parents. Through these aspects of the novel, Peter Goldsworthy made it apparent that Paul Crabbe didn't alternate from a selfish youth to a sensitive man, hence became an illiberal youth and remained as a self-seeking man. ...read more.

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