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Peter Shaffers Amadeus presents to the reader many human values The most prominent being envy deceit and self-sacrifice During the course of the play these features are displayed through Salieris actions emotions and dialogueThe relationship between Salieri and Mozart is like a painting commencing with splattered envy after Mozarts extordinary musical talents disrupt Salieris clean white sanity Splatters become blotches when Mozart uses Salieris prize pupil 33 Katherina Cavalieri to fulfill his professional and sexual aspirations Covered in thick black envy Salieri seeks lust to better himself than his opponent As I watched her walk away on the arm of the creature I felt the lightning thought strike Have her Her for Katherina Abomination Never in my life had I entertained a notion so sinful 39 The paper then turns black as Salieris wanted fame 16 is enveloped by Mozarts egotistical and immature personality As a piece of recycled paper Salieri begins his murder at least not in life In Art it was a different matter 35The buildup of Salieris destructible envy is used to sculpt his evil character and ultimately lead to his master plans of deceit But not all of Salieris deceit is put together into one action it is portrayed through several evil schemes that end up composing the murder of Mozart Salieri treats Mozart as a friendly individual from the start and even compliments about how his music at its best is truly charming 37 and what a remarkable memory 34 he has This only tricks Mozart and allows for Salieri to proceed with his first step of deceit sleeping with his lovely wife Constanze Although he never does in fact sleep with her the mere fact that he had broken his vow of sexual virtue triggers his lust for deceit even more Salieri trying to interfere with Mozarts opera The Marriage of Figaro displays his second step of deceit Upon hearing that Mozarts new opera contained ballet which is verboten
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