However, this novel teaches us that we shouldn’t expect anything in return because many people don’t have anything to give us back but just their company and support. Meeting someone unexpectedly and becoming close to them is something uncommon in our society now in days. However, Lopez demonstrate that it can happen. At the beginning of the novel we see how Nathaniel is playing his violin near the Beethoven statue in downtown Los Angeles, that’s when Steve Lopez sees him. “That’s when I see him.
“Not only was he a gifted instrumentalist and composer, he also had a fantastic singing voice” (145). In fact, before he was seven years old left his father’s house in order to hone in his gifts and really get established in his musical education. Though immensely talented, Haydn’ struggled a little during his early life, having ups and downs, taking odd jobs and receiving little recognition and pay.
Often, some jobs for which he was commissioned would takemuch longer than expected because Michelangelo would be out walking around the towntrying to find the perfect scene in which he could recreate his own work. The beginning of hisjourney started when his father finally gave in to the idea of his son being an artist. His fathersent him to be an apprentice under Lorenzo “The Magnificent”. Here is where he learned howto paint in fresco. Fresco was the most demanding form of painting, requiring vast expertiseand painstaking preparation.
Though Mozart was extremely ill, he tried his level best to finish the piece of music by tommorow night. Salieri was so selfish that he did not care for Mozart’s poorly condition. He kept writing. All he wanted was the opera to be completed. If he was a true friend, he would have stopped him from working because he was literally dying.
Igor Stravinsky is quoted saying, “I never came across anyone who had any real attraction for me” when he mentions his lonely schooldays. His parents were never supportive of his music because they wanted him to study law. Then, his father died from cancer, in 1902. This was the year he started taking lessons from Rimsky-Korsakov, but six years later, Rimsky-Korsakov dies too. This strongly affected him because Rimsky-Korsakov was such a major influence in his life.
However, Troy had constantly refused to give him the money, but Rose still gave it to him in the end. Troy believed if he could have a girlfriend and eventually his family, he should be able to get a job and support them. With Cory, he didn’t support him to play college football. Troy didn’t believe they were allowing colored people to play sports at a professional level and didn’t want his son to go through the same disappointment he had gone through when he tried playing baseball on a higher level. The only disapproval Cory had gotten was from his father, which resulted in them having a distant father and son relationship.
Beethoven walked alone because he was the first to create this kind of music in his era. “His father, a court musician, subjected him to a brutal regimen hoping to exploit him as a child prodigy” (Columbia 1). Since he’s a prodigy, he works only with himself on his music. He walked alone also because he died alone. “Beethoven died, after a long illness, in the midst of a fierce thunderstorm, and legend has it
. Darry has never really gotten over not going to college” (Hinton 109). Basically, anybody would choose to finish a career over a more strenuous life of arduous occupations. Of course, Darry would have chosen college over two jobs, but because of his compassion towards the gang, he would choose them over anything. Not only did the gang prevent him from finishing his studies, but from overall becoming a high-class man; as Ponyboy had announced to the rest of his
The boy’s father does not like the teacher, and he basically does not want his son to join any activity in the school so he strongly refused the teacher’s advice. Later that night, Josh’s father asked his mother what she bought from town. She told Josh’s father that she bought Josh some crayons and Josh’s father got
Beethoven ,famous to all over the world ,is a good example to evidence this .As you know ,he is a well-known person ,not only his achievement in music fields as a great musician ,but also his mental quality .He was deaf born ,but not serious .What 's worse ,he went deaf completely at his middle age .What a sorrowful man he was !However ,"I will take fate by the throat . "Beethoven said ,with a firm tone .Eventually ,Beethoven succeeded in fighting against his unfair fate .In this way ,Symphony of destiny came into the world . I want to say that to be a better man ,concentrate all our efforts ,and I really believe we can get the final victory with a willing heart