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Provide an analysis of The Phantom of the Opera.

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The play version of the Phantom of the Opera is based on a French novel by Gaston Leroux, published in serial format from 1909-1910. The novel is in part based on true stories and myths about events that took place in the Paris Opera. 

Much of the analysis of Leroux's book and the play has been through a psychological lens. Christine, the main character, is asked to turn to the dark side in order to achieve greatness as a singer. She must abandon her regular life and her boyfriend to go to a literal and metaphorical land of seduction and darkness. Christine, who...

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