The Question and Answer section for The Phantom of the Opera is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
During a production of Faust, Erik kidnaps Christine again and gives her an ultimatum: marry him or he will blow up the entire opera house. Christine refuses, but then she finds out that Erik has kidnapped Raoul as well as the Persian (Erik's old...
The central conflict in The Phantom of the Opera is between Erik, or the Phantom, and Christine. Phantom loves Christine but his love is unrequited.
After Raoul and the Persian escape the torture chamber, Christine agrees to sacrifice herself to Erik to keep him from blowing up the entire opera house.