Distinctively Visual Maestro

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Discuss how the distinctively visual conveys distinctive experiences in Maestro and ONE other related text of your own choosing. ORT: Edward Scissor hands- Tim Burton

Through studying and analyzing ‘Maestro’ ,written by Peter Goldsworthy, and by viewing and analyzing the film ‘Edward Scissorhands’ directed by Tim Burton, it is evident that the composers of these texts allow the audience to see distinctive experiences with our eyes as well as with our minds through distinctively visual. The many visual, written and literary techniques have the ability to create a significant and impacting visual. In the text Maestro, the composer uses techniques such as similes, metaphors and multi-sensual images to convey distinctively visual, through experiences. Paul, the main character is taught by a musical maestro who not only teaches him about his music, but also life skills. This is seen through a metaphor “a musical Bible… Czerny” (p.123), through this we see Keller’s teachings are compared to the Bible. Paul eventually comes to believe in the lessons of the Maestro as Gospel. The composer uses vivid descriptions, which tell the audience that it is a significant memory, through the use of multi-sensual images” a monsoon of beer and sweat and noise” (.17), we understand the vivid image that Paul experienced at the pub, with words that evoke all the senses, and create a strong sense of place as distinctively visual . The metaphor, “A straining hawser” (p. 118), this describes Paul and Keller holding hands. A hawser is a strong rope used to tie boats. It is an image that shows the strength of the emotional connection between Paul and the maestro. This is significant as Paul’s connection with Maestro is important in his lifetime, in which Paul develops a sense of maturity and personal development. A character which plays a significant role in Paul’s life is Rosie, through simile “I glanced at her, and found a miracle has occurred before my eyes...podgy baby-fat had...
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