The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto Themes & Motifs

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Music as salvation

In The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, Mitch Albom portrays music as a divine power that has the ability to enrich and save lives. Frankie is bestowed with tremendous musical ability upon his birth by The Spirit of Music and the magic strings of his branguia literally turn blue every time he saves a life. Albom is suggesting that music is humanity's salvation and must be nurtured.

From the very start, Frankie's life is saved by a song; his mother hums Lágrima and the song saves from Frankie from the murdering raiders. In fascist Spain, music has the power to challenge oppressive authority. The dictator fears international songs and tries to censor them, only showing what the power of music can do. Frankie's six magical strings literally save lives yet also act as a metaphor for music's power. Music is shown time and...

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