|Phantom of the Opera
November 17, 1999
Phantom of the Opera
In the novel, Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux, we are introduced to a character
known to everyone as the mysterious Opera Ghost. His character in this book is very complex.
Although the Opera Ghost is very ugly physically and mentally, through his actions, we can find
During the masked ball we are given, what the reader believes at the time, a very good
physical description of the Opera Ghost. At the masked ball the Opera Ghost does a perfect job
imitating death. “The Grim Reaper himself must have posed for it,” the on looking crowd would
comment. But the hideous thing that he wears upon his head is, in fact, only a mask. What he
hides underneath the mask is more wretched than anything imaginable to men. The Opera Ghost
was, “Made up entirely of death,”(138). He was so disgustingly ugly that, “his mother would
never let him kiss her, s...