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Free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook. The Phantom of the Opera is the most famous work of French author Gaston Leroux. Far darker than the stories familiar to. he assumed the complete appearance of a real phantom; that is to say, of a spectral more or less legendary figure of the Opera ghost with that terrible story . MACMILLAN READERS. BEGINNER LEVEL. GASTON LEROUX. The Phantom of the Opera. Translated from the French and retold by Stephen Colbourn.
Valerius was the only person she could rely on and the reason that she continued to live. Therefore Mrs. Valerius was the one who supported Christine to get through the tough time in her life. Although Christine had fallen in love with the handsome and wealthy man- Raoul, their love for each other is doubtless. Why was Christine neither close nor aloof to Erik during all the play?
The vague emotion she showed confused us.
Was that because of her deceased father? The passion she showed at music? Or it was because Phantom had such a remarkable talent in music? Or maybe she has an unknown scheme? She consigned herself to Erik with no wariness, because she firmly believed Erik was the Angel her father sent for her. She turned dependence on her father into the eagerness to find the Angel after her father died, so when she found Erik, she immediately surrendered her soul to him.
Or what if we say all the things Christine did to Erik was only a thoughtful scheme?
From the beginning, Christine had played a dominating role, as Raoul left to prepare for the dinner, Christine left with Erik, ignoring the feeling of Raoul. Or in SCENE3, when every one was discussing excitedly how to catch the Erik, she hubbub with a great cry and told them to stop.
Is this Christine crafty? In order to take advantage of her singing skill, she was carefully not to ruin the relationship between her and Erik. On one hand, she loved the man who helped recalling her happy time in the childhood, on the other hand, she was fascinated by the man who could content her love of music and taught her to improve her singing skill. To look at the very other point of view, maybe Christine was trying to maintain the eternal triangle, for her own benefit, to catch the happiness, and to reach the summit of her career.
Conclusion After analyzing the Phantom of the Opera, we learned two main points from the story. Except for the examples in thesis, here are two more instances. Raoul grew up to be a brave man and Christine became a thoughtful, mild lady. At last, we learned that love is not possession but to give your lovers freedom and choices. Although Erik had never loved someone else before he met Christine, he realized that it was useless to detain Christine while her heart belonged to Rauol.
He chose to let Christine and Raoul go and die lonely himself. He thought it was worth of having a compassionate kiss from Christine. The Phantom of the Opera is not only a love story; it also shows generosity and persistence. An invisible chain bonds them together and formed a beautiful shape of love.
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Remember me on this computer. Enter the email address you signed up with and we'll email you a reset link. It was little Jammes—the girl with the tip-tilted nose, the forget-me-not eyes, the rose-red cheeks and the lily-white neck and shoulders—who gave the explanation in a trembling voice: "It's the ghost!
Sorelli's dressing-room was fitted up with official, commonplace elegance. A pier-glass, a sofa, a dressing-table and a cupboard or two provided the necessary furniture. On the walls hung a few engravings, relics of the mother, who had known the glories of the old Opera in the Rue le Peletier; portraits of Vestris, Gardel, Dupont, Bigottini.
But the room seemed a palace to the brats of the corps de ballet, who were lodged in common dressing-rooms where they spent their time singing, quarreling, smacking the dressers and hair-dressers and downloading one another glasses of cassis, beer, or even rhum, until the call-boy's bell rang. Sorelli was very superstitious. She shuddered when she heard little Jammes speak of the ghost, called her a "silly little fool" and then, as she was the first to believe in ghosts in general, and the Opera ghost in particular, at once asked for details: "Have you seen him?
Thereupon little Giry—the girl with eyes black as sloes, hair black as ink, a swarthy complexion and a poor little skin stretched over poor little bones—little Giry added: "If that's the ghost, he's very ugly! And they all began to talk together. The ghost had appeared to them in the shape of a gentleman in dress-clothes, who had suddenly stood before them in the passage, without their knowing where he came from.
He seemed to have come straight through the wall. For several months, there had been nothing discussed at the Opera but this ghost in dress-clothes who stalked about the building, from top to bottom, like a shadow, who spoke to nobody, to whom nobody dared speak and who vanished as soon as he was seen, no one knowing how or where. As became a real ghost, he made no noise in walking. People began by laughing and making fun of this specter dressed like a man of fashion or an undertaker; but the ghost legend soon swelled to enormous proportions among the corps de ballet.
All the girls pretended to have met this supernatural being more or less often. And those who laughed the loudest were not the most at ease.
When he did not show himself, he betrayed his presence or his passing by accident, comic or serious, for which the general superstition held him responsible. Had any one met with a fall, or suffered a practical joke at the hands of one of the other girls, or lost a powderpuff, it was at once the fault of the ghost, of the Opera ghost.
After all, who had seen him?