Study Guide

The Sound of Music Point of View

Point of View

Straightforward and Melodic

The film doesn't take too many risks with the whole genre of the musical or with storytelling. There's the single plot line following Maria's journey from young nun to stepmother of seven, with the whole specter of World War II and the rise of the Nazis lurking in the background. The only things that interrupt the narrative are the musical numbers, and they mostly tend to propel the story right along.