Summary “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by Hoffmann

Summary “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by Hoffmann

December 24, the house of the Stahlbaum Advisor of Medicine. Everyone is getting ready for Christmas, and the children – Fritz and Marie – are guessing what this time they will be presented as a gift by an inventor and godfather, a senior court adviser Drosselmeyer, who often repaired watches in the house of Stalbaums. Marie dreamed of a garden and a lake with swans, and Fritz said that he liked the gifts of parents that could be played (the godfather’s toys were usually kept away from children so that they would not break), and making a garden for the godmother could not do it.

In the evening the children were admitted to a beautiful Christmas tree, near and on which were gifts: new dolls, dresses, hussars, etc. The godfather made a wonderful castle, but the dancing

dolls in it performed the same movements, and inside the castle could not be reached, therefore a miracle of technology quickly tired of children – only her mother became interested in a complex mechanism. When all the presents were disassembled, Marie saw the Nutcracker. The ugly outwardly doll seemed very sweet to the girl. Fritz quickly broke the Nutcracker with a couple of teeth, trying to crack solid nuts, and Marie was taking care of the toy. At night, the children put the toys in a glass cabinet. Marie stayed at the closet, placing her ward with all the amenities, and became a participant in the battle of the mouse seven-headed king and the doll army under the leadership of the Nutcracker. The cookies surrendered under the onslaught of mice, and when the mouse king reached the Nutcracker,

The girl in the bed woke up with an elbow, cut by a broken glass cabinet. No one believed her story about the night incident. The godfather brought the renovated Nutcracker and told the tale of the hard nut: the princess Pirlipat was born to the king and queen, but Queen Myschild, after revenge for relatives killed by the mousetraps of the court watchmaker Drosselmeyer (they ate fat intended for royal sausages), turned the beauty into a freak. Now she could only calm down the nuts. Drosselmeyer, on pain of death, with the aid of a court astrologer, computed the horoscope of the princess – the Krakatuk nut, split by a young boy, will restore the beauty to her in a special way. The king sent Drosselmeyer and the astrologer to seek salvation; and the nut and the young man (the watchmaker’s nephew) were found in Brother Drosselmeyer in his hometown. Many princes broke their teeth about Krakatuk, and when the king promised to marry his daughter to a daughter, the nephew went ahead. He cracked the nut and the princess, his suck, became a beauty, but the young man could not perform the whole ritual, because Myshild rushed to his feet. The mouse died, but the boy turned into a Nutcracker. The king drove Drosselmeyer, his nephew and astrologer. However, the latter predicted that the Nutcracker would be a prince and the ugliness would disappear if he defeated the mouse king and he would be loved by a beautiful girl. his nephew and astrologer. However, the latter predicted that the Nutcracker would be a prince and the ugliness would disappear if he defeated the mouse king and he would be loved by a beautiful girl. his nephew and astrologer. However, the latter predicted that the Nutcracker would be a prince and the ugliness would disappear if he defeated the mouse king and he would be loved by a beautiful girl.

A week later Marie recovered and began reproaching Drosselmeyer in that he did not help the Nutcracker. He replied that only she can help, because she rules the bright kingdom. The mouse king tried to extort from Marie her sweetness in exchange for the safety of the Nutcracker. Parents were alarmed that the mice started. When he demanded her book and dress, she picked up the Nutcracker and sobbed – she was ready to give everything, but when there was nothing left, the mouse king would want to bite her. The Nutcracker came to life and promised to take care of everything if a sword was to be gotten. This was helped by Fritz, who had recently dismissed the colonel (and punished the hussar for cowardice during the battle). At night the Nutcracker came to Marie with a bloody saber, a candle and seven golden crowns. I will give the trophy to the girl, he took her to his kingdom – the Land of Fairy Tales, where they got through his father’s fox fur coat.

Of course, none of the adults believed her story. About the crown Drosselmayer said that this is his gift to Marie on her second birthday and refused to recognize the Nutcracker as her nephew (the toy stood in its place in the closet). Papa threatened to throw out all the dolls, and Marie did not dare to stammer about her story. But one day on the threshold of their house appeared nephew Drosselmeyer, who privately confessed to Marie that he had ceased to be a Nutcracker, and made an offer to share with him the crown and throne of the Marzipan Castle. They say that she is still the queen.


Summary “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by Hoffmann