In the story, is Solieri's main conflict with himself?

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amy-lepore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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I don't know what is wrong, but my entire post is not going up.  At any rate, there is definite evidence of internal conflict in Solieri.  Since your post is more statement than question, I'm not sure where else to go with this.  I have included a link where you can go on eNotes to read more about this character through summary and critical analysis.

amy-lepore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Solieri is absolutely a jealous person and obsessed with being the best. When Mozart surpasses him in talent, he is overwhelmed and loses faith a bit.

aliciaice | Student

salieris main conflict is with god. for years hey prayed that god would give him the talent to be famous and to also give gods music to the world. when amadeus came, salieri felt betrayed by the the simple fact that god had given this talent to a man who acts if he is only six. from salieris perspective as a hardworking guy who could never write a symphony without mess ing up unlike Mozart, this had to be frustrating. He felt unloved and determermined to punish God for the this act.Mozart was the pawn piece or even trophy if you will, who salieri wanted to crush so he would suceed in his mind on making sure god felt it. it backfired on him though becauuse long term guilt was his punishment which brought him to be delusional. I also know that mozart had hardships to like his father but I am not making him out to be  the bad guy but rather making a point regarding salieri and how he feels

camie92 | Student

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I don't know what is wrong, but my entire post is not going up.  At any rate, there is definite evidence of internal conflict in Solieri.  Since your post is more statement than question, I'm not sure where else to go with this.  I have included a link where you can go on eNotes to read more about this character through summary and critical analysis.

Thank you. it has helped a lot