The Phantom Of The Opera Essay

1143 Words Aug 27th, 2015 5 Pages
Someone once said “Relationships are not an exam to pass or fail, or a competition to win or lose, but a feeling in which you care for someone more than yourself ”. Love is described by the dictionary as “ an intense feeling of deep affection or fondness for a person or thing ”. This deep emotion makes us laugh and smile, but it also has the ability to make us cringe, cry or even scream at the top of our lungs. It also confuses many, leading them to define love in their own way. It changes people, for the better or for the worst. Some say that it’s an essential in every human being’s life. Some have been blessed with it and others claim to have been cursed by it. It has been used as a theme for several movies, books and songs, including a highly successful broadway show and a movie, both entitled “ The Phantom Of The Opera”. The plot creeps into aspects of love that many people didn’t know existed. Why is it so popular, even today, and what lessons does it demonstrate about life and love?

One of the first lessons that anybody can pull out from the movie is that the experiences that someone has been through can affect their ability and way to love. In the movie, the phantom spent a huge chunk of his childhood being laughed at, tormented and insulted, to say the very least. The scene where he is laughed at by other children is heart-breaking. He talks to Christine about being deprived of even a mother’s love because of his facial disfiguration. Before knowing this, I thought…

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