The second part of the novel explores the life of the third prince, who is known as the “Browbeating Brainiac Prince.” This genius is considered a child prodigy, and he is a member of the royal family. He initially dismisses Heine as a fool, because He hasn’t studied at a university. However, after Heine beats him in a competition, his attitude changes. He calls him “master” and leaves the palace to visit the professor’s country as his consort.
Heine’s secret identity
While Heine is the titular Royal Tutor, he is a self-made scholar who is acquainted with King Viktor and the royal family. His height, however, causes confusion and misunderstanding. The palace guards mistake Heine for the Royal Tutor’s son. Heine’s no-nonsense approach to teaching the princes and the royal family’s needs are reflected in his patience and caring for his students.
His troubled past
The first episode of “His Troubled Past” introduces the four princes who come to Heine’s tutoring sessions. Heine is at first cold and dismissive to them but later grows fond of them and becomes their tutor. Heine’s troubled past is also reflected in the epilogue, “Where Are They Now?”
His relationship with Viktor
Heine’s relationship with Viktor is a complex one. They were both raised to be sheltered and insular, but Viktor’s relationship with Heine radically changed him. He was no longer a sheltered royal heir who could ignore the danger and ramifications of his actions. Viktor’s relationship with Heine was his catalyst for change and allowed him to mix with the plebeians in a way that he never imagined.
His relationship with Alexandra
While writing his autobiography, Heine had a close relationship with his mother and grandmother, who lived in Paris. His relationship with Alexandra, his mother’s sister, grew over the years as he wrote about her. The two also became friends. In 1823, Heine left Berlin for Luneburg with his family and started a series of poems called Die Heimkehr. Then in 1824, Heine returned to Gottingen to teach law, but soon became bored with the town and took a trip through the mountains of the Harz. This journey is recorded in his autobiographical poem “Die Harzreise,” which is considered his most important work.
His friendship with Ralf von Fuchs
Heine’s friendship with Ralf Von Fuchs began in 1894. The two met in the city of Karlsruhe, where they both worked as architects. Fuchs, a Jewish immigrant, began writing chamber music and eventually wrote his own symphony. He also sent his work to prominent conductors, including Felix Weingartner, who led the Vienna Philharmonic. Although he praised the music, Weingartner refused to conduct it, saying it was a “decoration for later.” Eventually, however, the composer received a permit to come to New Zealand and began working on his masterpiece.