The Old Man in Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera is a classic story about a mysterious figure who haunts the Paris Opera House. The old man in this story is the Phantom himself, Erik. He is a disfigured genius who lives beneath the opera house and has been manipulating events from behind the scenes for years.
Erik was born with a deformity that made him an outcast from society. He was abandoned by his parents and taken in by a traveling circus where he learned to use his talents as an illusionist and musician. After leaving the circus, he found refuge in the catacombs beneath the opera house and became known as “The Phantom”.
The Phantom’s Motives
The Phantom is driven by his desire to be accepted and loved. He falls in love with Christine, a young singer at the opera house, and uses his powers to make her a star. He also seeks revenge against those who have wronged him in the past. In order to achieve these goals, he manipulates events from behind the scenes and uses fear to control those around him.