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The play "Amadeus" is Mainly Concerned With the Destructive Nature of Jealousy This passage is all too true, both in Peter Shaffer's 'Amadeus' and in life in general. However the drama is also worried about the damaging character of ignorance and naivety. Salieri is covetous not just of Mozart's gift, but of the fact that God gave the ability to "Mozart spiteful, sniggering, conceited, infantine Mozart". He's jealous of the vessel of God's laughter at the 'patron saint of mediocrity' as he had dubbed himself. Not only did God double-cross Salieri, but he did it using this "disgusting kid". It was this jealousy and the anger it inspired that caused Salieri to attempt to kill Mozart by hungry him of job and students, and so, food and money. If Salieri had not restricted the amount of work really demonstrated to the general public, subsequently Mozart could have been wealthy, and very possibly selected as the new Kapellmeister. Mozart does not comprehend the significance of pleasing members of the Viennese court. He does not have any understanding of the worth of money, such as he successfully earns any, he spends it on lavish food and clothing immediately, instead of saving it. He spends all his time churning out audio in final backup, which, although beautiful, doesn't earn money as could teaching music. Mozart is really the person who needs to be jealous, as he has little in the method of assets or money, or even respect. He has is his talent and his priceless music, but not the sense that he...