Topics: Peter Goldsworthy, Anna Goldsworthy, Knowledge Pages: 2 (491 words) Published: October 17, 2011
Discuss how the distinctively visual conveys distinctive experiences in Maestro and one other text of your own choosing. Peter Goldsworthy has created distinctively visual images which convey distinctive experiences in Maestro. The features of the experiences in Maestro include the development of Paul’s relationship with Keller, the things Paul learns about himself and the place in developing Paul’s understanding of himself and Keller. Paul’s learning life as well as music is on image that Peter Goldsworthy has created. Goldsworthy uses quotes which explain the images. A quote meaning this image is, “we must not make the mistake of confusing music with emotions,” and, “always the most difficult part of a race is the last step,” Paul is the only person that Keller has had any emotional attachment to since his wife and child were killed and this has developed a better relationship between Paul and Keller when Paul began lessons with Keller. His first impressions were misleading, “a boozer’s incandescent glow.” As Paul matures, his attitudes towards Keller became warmer, and they develop an unexpressed bond. Goldsworthy uses this quote to show the development. “I slipped my arm beneath his head and kissed him,” this represents Paul’s final realisation of his connection with Keller in death. Goldsworthy uses quotes such as, “You’ve been like a father to me, the suit, whiter liner, freshly pressed, “an excellent forgery… technically perfect.” These quotes show the images of development from when Paul and Keller started their relationship to development so far. This also related to the experiences between Paul and Keller overtime. Throughout the novel, the experiences with Paul and Keller are very regretful. An example of this experience is, “if Paul had listened to Keller’s confession, it’s possible that Keller would have felt ready to teach Paul about playing piano with rubato.” When Keller finally opens up to Paul, he leaves: “I should have stayed, the aroused,...
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