Amadeus Essay | The Social and Personal Impediments Against Which Genius Has to Battle."

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The Social and Personal Impediments Against Which Genius Has to Battle."

Summary: Discusses the life and work of Mozart. Defines artistic genius and considers if Mozart fits the description. Considers how a genius functions in a society and how society hinders and suppresses the genius mind.
As a composer, and a performer, there can be no question of Mozart's genius, however, what is genius defined as? The main definition is that genius is a very great and rare innate ability or skill- it is a creative power. It is therefore clear that Mozart was in fact a genius in his music; it does no state anywhere, however, that a genius also has to have a divine personality and behaviour and this is clear as Mozart is shown in Amadeus as a silly, scatological, childish and "infantile" man. To be a genius in one aspect of the mind, such as music, could mean that other parts of the mind are inhibited, such as social skills. An evident and major theme in Amadeus is exploring how a genius functions in a society and how society hinders...

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