Antonio Salieri believes that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart&#39s music is divine and miraculous. He wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart so that he can praise the Lord through composing. He began his career as a devout man who believes his success and talent as a composer are God&#39s rewards for his piety. He&#39s also content as the respected, financially well-off, court composer of Austrian Emperor Joseph II. But he&#39s shocked to learn that Mozart is such a vulgar creature, and can&#39t understand why God favored Mozart to be his instrument. Salieri&#39s envy has made him an enemy of God whose greatness was evident in Mozart. He is ready to take revenge against God and Mozart for his own musical mediocrity.