Saturday, November 24, 2007

Ch. 4 - Ch. 6

Raoul: Totally in love with Christine. He was the little boy who got her scarf that was blown away to the sea. He is weird. When he received a letter from Christine, he was smelling the letter because it had traces of his beloved, Christine's, perfume.

Christine: Her father used to play the violin and she would sing along with him. She was told of the legend, Angel of Music, from her father. She is very beautiful and she is usually calm. She has blue eyes and golden hair.

Phantom of the Opera: He is thought to be the Angel of Music to Christine. He was very irritated because the new managers had sold his Box Five to someone and he was not happy about it.

Armand Moncharmin: small and weak. He thought that the Phantom of the Opera was a joke and started to get irritated. He is short tempered.

Firmin Richard: Big and Strong. Like Moncharmin, he also thought that the Phantom of the Opera was a joke.

Armand Moncharmin and Firmin Richard had sold the Box Five to someone and during the play, there was lots of complaints. It was all on how the people at the Box Five was laughing too much. They also got a letter from the Phantom of the Opera saying that he was not happy about his box being occupied by someone else and stating to re-read the memorandum-book. Later on, they got a letter from Phantom of the Opera saying that he is expecting the money, 240 000 francs. They called for Madame Giry because she was the one who assists the Phantom of the Opera and was the box manager. She told them about the Phantom of the Opera and about Isidore Saack because there was a rumour about Phantom of the Opera breaking Saack's leg, which was sort of true.

The legend of the Angel of Music. This is introduced by Christine's father and this is where Christine and Raoul first meets. Every great artiest receives a visit from the Angel of Music. Sometimes, the Angel leans over their cradle and that's how there are little prodigies who play the fiddle at six better than men at fifty. Sometimes, the Angel comes much later because the children are naughty and won't learn their lessons or practise their scales. And sometimes, the Angel does not come at all because the children have a bad heart or a bad conscience. No one ever sees the Angel, but he is heard by those who are meanr to hear him. The artists' ear perceive celestial harmonies, a divine voice, which they reember all their lives. Those artiests who are visited by the Angel cannot tough an instrument or open their mouths to sing without producing sounds that put all other human sounds to shame. Christine asked her father if the Angel visited him and he replied, no. He said that Christine would be visited because when he goes to the heaven, he would send the Angel to Christine.

The setting is at The Paris Opera, aka The National Academy of Music. Later on, it is in Perros because this is where Christine and Raoul meets.

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