Maestro Place Analyise

Only available on StudyMode
  • Topic: Daytime television, Darwin Island, Music
  • Pages : 3 (853 words )
  • Download(s) : 35
  • Published : August 15, 2011
Open Document
Text Preview
Mr. Crabbe first regards Darwin with suspicion as ‘A city of booze, blow, and blasphemy’ (p.9). •Paul’s initial reaction is much more positive: ‘I loved the town of booze and blow at first sight’ (p.9). •Every thing in Darwin is different. “An unnatural greenness, as if the leaves were a kind of plastic. Huge parrots yattered in the dripping fruit trees. Butterflies of brilliant colours – bright rainbow colours, chemistry set colours, coffee-table book colours-filled the air”(p.10) •First time to know each other and Paul grows up in Darwin. He was taught piano by Keller. Not only teach him music lesson, but also teach him life lesson. •Paul moves to Darwin because of his father’s job transaction. •Darwin is a place of escape. For Keller it also represents a place of punishment particularly through its contrast with Vienna. •“A town populated by men who had run as far as they could flee.”(p.17) •Keller has chosen Darwin for its absence of beauty and perfection. “We must be on our guard against beauty always. Never trust the beautiful.” (p. 50) •Mr. Crabbe learns to enjoy the city’s tropical climate as he creates a wonderful garden. •Paul grows up and falls for Megan (p.32) and has sex with Megan. •1968 After holiday goes back to class. Meet new classmates Rosie.(p.63) •Keller begins to open up and share his story with Paul. Also give his “Scrapbook”. •Paul join the Band betrayed the class music.(p.79)

1977 Paul received a letter and then goes back to Darwin. Keller keeps the last breath to see Paul “the medication. He’s usually at his best early in the morning”(p.145) •And in the end, giving last life lesson to Paul “silent is the purest music” (p.144) •Memories Paul’s back “a foolish, innocent world, a world of delusion and feeling and ridiculous dreams.”(p.149) Paul feel regret about this years. Finally understand Keller “teaching a self-criticism that would never allow me to forget my limits”(p.148) •“A second-rate perfection...
tracking img