The ennobling force of art and living nature in the fairytale “Nightingale”

Hans Christian Andersen is familiar to all the children of the world. Together with a good magician Ole Lukoie, he told us dozens of good, wise and beautiful fairy tales. From him we learned about the little northern country of Denmark where the writer lived, about elves and trolls, about the tiny Thumbelina and the sad Little Mermaid. We even visited the palace of the Chinese emperor, where a living little gray bird and artful nightingale, strewn with diamonds and rubies, competed in the art of singing.

The fairytale “Nightingale” helps a person to see in a new way what he is accustomed to and ceases to appreciate. As courtiers of the Chinese emperor, people often do not notice the delights of wildlife. They all decorate their home and forget to admire the sunset, a grove outside the window. And the living nature is very close, and no palaces can compare with it.

Nightingale flies out of the imperial palace, not only because they could not appreciate real art. He flies into the forest, because the forest is alive and beautiful, there is freedom and beauty. And I want to sing about this song. A nightingale could do it better than any, the most skillful toy. Because he felt beauty and understood people. His singing not only pleased the Chinese and foreign guests. The Nightingale enchanted with his art the death itself and drove it away from the bed of the dying emperor. And the Emperor himself, having heard the singing of a little gray bird, became kinder and better. He who can cry, listening to a nightingale, must be able to feel and understand not only art, but also people. The Nightingale promised the emperor to sing every evening at his window. “I will sing to you about the happy and unfortunate, about the good and evil that are hidden around you.”

I want to believe that the life of his subjects will be better. After all, the emperor also has a heart, and he can cry, listening to the nightingale.

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The ennobling force of art and living nature in the fairytale “Nightingale”