Tiziano Scarpa’s novel puts a great emphasis on the ritualistic expression in human
life, which tends to be a meaningful and conscious way to expressing identity and personality.
Music is a powerful means of expression for Cecilia, a young woman who considers herself
as a weak creature. Deprived of any knowledge about her parents, she cannot find the way to
fulfill social expectations and she is very vulnerable. Her talent to play the violin is linked to the
concept of God, but then gives her the power to struggle against the world and all odds. In the
music she plays, Cecilia can finally find her identity, and realizes that she is unique because of