Antonio Salieri

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    called Mozart and Salieri. The film version came out in the 1980’s. The film is an adaptation of Mozart life and all his struggles as a prodigy, and the man who people admired, praised, and idolized. However, those who detested Mozart could not deny the significance of his work, his music, and his art form. In the beginning of the movie Amadeus Mozart is already a famous composer. People identify him as a great composer, but they don’t really know the real Amadeus behind music that they love. People like Antonio Salieri, who is the composer for the emperor Franz Joseph and the narrator of the story. Salieri only knew Mozart by his reputation until he met him. He had admired and respected Mozart’s compositions, and assumed him to be a man of elegance and charisma. However, Mozart turned out to be a joker. This deeply disappointed Salieri, because he found Mozart on his hands and knees engaging in sacrilegious language with his fiancé Constance Weber. This destroyed Salieri, respect for Mozart, because in his eyes this…

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    Antonio Salieri was born on August 18, 1750 in Venice, Italy. He died on May 7, 1825 in Vienna Austria. His operas were introduced throughout the late 18th century. He came from a family of merchants and both of his parents died but, he continued studying music in Venice. He studied the violin and harpsicord from an early age and through the family of Mocenigo, Salieri had free admission to the school of St. Mark's in Venice His first opera, Le Donne letterate, was produced at the Burg-Theater…

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    Risk is a situation that involves the possibility of exposure to dangers. Risks exist everywhere, even the most minute of actions can place someone in jeopardy. It is an inescapable labyrinth that plagues the lives of all ever since the dawn of humanity. Yet its double-edged sword like characteristics of also providing opportunities and gains keeps many enthralled in it. In William Shakespeare 's The Merchant of Venice, Antonio, a protagonist, gives himself over to a life-threatening contract…

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    Merchant of Venice, Shylock, a Jewish money lender, is a villain in which we should be aware of. The first example we see this is in 1: 3 when Shylock reveals his hatred for Antonio for his religion, Christianity. However most of all Shylock despise Antonio for lending money without any interest. This shows that Shylock hates Antonio for no legitimate reasons. Being a Christian is not something that is to be hated upon. Lending money without gaining profit is a decision that one comes with, free…

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    A proverb never stale in thrifty mind.(2.5.42-53) Shylock is very disrespectful towards his own servant, Lancelot. He says this to Jessica and is a reason why she hates him because she replies “Farewell, and if my fortune be not crost, I have a father, you a daughter, lost.”(2.5.53-54) This secures his fate of being converted because Jessica ends up leaving with Lorenzo, showing how much she doesn’t care about him. This doesn’t help in his favor because he looks bad in front of the Christians…

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    his future holds. Antonio, the main character, is an adolescent finding his way through the stages of childhood and adulthood. He is the youngest boy in a family that wishes for their children to embrace the life of the church. Antonio experiences family pressures to pursue a certain life in the future, but his constant questioning of ideals he once believed in, and the events that he has lived through provide him with the maturity to choose his own path in life. Antonio's family has…

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    Shakespeare, is set in the city of Venice. The main characters all struggle with the conflict of money. One of the main characters, Portia, is a wealthy Princess in Belmont. Her dead father, created a system in which Portia’s suitors must choose the correct chest in order to marry her; Bassanio choose the correct chest and wins Portia hand in marriage and her money. Bassanio is in debt and needs money in order to save the life of his friend Antonio. Throughout the story, each character…

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    feelings towards the Christians. In The Merchant of Venice, Shylock states in his opening scene that he hates Antonio ‘for he is a Christian’ (1.3.37). In The Jew of Malta, Barabas would prefer to be hated by the Christians than to be ‘pitied in a Christian poverty’ (1.1.112) and he believes that their faith bears only ‘malice, falsehood, and excessive pride’ (1.1.116). Thirdly, both Shylock and Barabas are subjects to prejudice remarks and racism because they are Jewish. In both The Merchant…

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    about the penalty, a pound of Antonio 's flesh, but he can’t find any lawful way of freeing Antonio from his bond. Shylock entered the court and the Duke told him that all of the men gathered there expect him to pardon Antonio and forgive the debt. The Duke expected Shylock to forgive Antonio out of mercy, pity, and humanity. He undoubtedly thought Shylock was being cruel after his many recent losses, and that he would eventually forgive Antonio. Out of love, Shylock should forgive Antonio for…

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    Many scholars have argued about the role of justice and mercy in The Merchant of Venice. One of the largest interpretations of the role of justice and mercy is that Portia represents mercy seen in Christianity while Shylock demonstrates the emphasis on justice seen in Judaism. Rather than emphasizing one religion over another, Shakespeare utilizes Portia and Shylock to demonstrate how both concepts of justice and mercy can be utilized for self-seeking purposes in The Merchant of Venice. The…

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