Phantom Of The Opera Book Review

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The Phantom of the Opera is a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux. The book is set in the Paris Opera House, France. The book starts off in the early 1900's and is moved to the late 1800's. The general theme throughout the book is horror although it does have some romance. The book was first published in French in 1909 and later published in English in 1911 and its popularity has skyrocketed since then causing many stage and film adaptions. Main characters: Erik/The Opera Ghost/ the Angel of Music- Erik was born with a deformity causing him to look much like the literal definition of the phrase "all skin and bones." with his eyes sunken in and no nose or lips. He is an excellent architect, having built the opera house himself and an amazing singer. He is very intelligent, lonely, musically gifted, and murderous.…show more content…
He is persistent, brave, charismatic and very determined. He tries his best and a little more to save Christine from the "Opera Ghost". The Persian- The Persian is one of the two people who show Erik any pity. He protected Erik as he was someone from his past and reveals much of Erik's history in the book. He is mysterious, intelligent, kind-hearted and helpful. Christine Daaé- Christine is a singer in the opera house who has captured Erik's attention. She at first thinks Erik is the "Angel of Music" until he kidnaps her and reveals his identity. She pities and fears Erik and manages to get manipulated into marrying him. She is a very thoughtful person . Minor
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