The power of love (based on H.K. Andersen's fairy tales)
Andersen Hans Christian
Writer H.K. Andersen asserted that fairy tales are "brilliant, the best gold in the world, the gold that shines with fire in children's glasses, rings with laughter from children's and parents' lips"; a writer with a magical eye, under whose gaze the most prosaic things turn into a fairy tale: a tin soldier, a fragment of a bottle, a fragment of a darning needle, a collar, a silver coin, a ball, scissors and many other things. Each flower, each street lamp told the storyteller its own story, and he passed it on to the children: about how an ugly duckling turned into a beautiful swan, and a young girl became a "princess on a pea"; about how the king went for a walk without a dress and the little boy loudly declared: "After all, the king is naked!"; about how the Snow Queen tried to turn little Kai's heart into a piece of ice. And about why the gray resident of the forest - the nightingale - sings a hundred times better than the precious artificial bird. Simple household items: kitchen utensils, children's toys, clothes, plants and flowers that can be found in the field, in the garden, in the garden everywhere at home; quite ordinary, such as the pets and poultry that surround us: dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, turkeys; half birds living in the garden are all Andersen's favorite fairy-tale characters, each with its own story, character, manner of behavior and speech, its own humor, whims and quirks. turkeys; half birds living in the garden are all Andersen's favorite fairy-tale characters, each with its own story, character, manner of behavior and speech, its own humor, whims and quirks. turkeys; half birds living in the garden are all Andersen's favorite fairy-tale characters, each with its own story, character, manner of behavior and speech, its own humor, whims and quirks.
The tales of the Danish writer are filled with a whole range of human feelings and moods: kindness, mercy, admiration, pity, irony, compassion. And the most important thing is love. Let's recall: when in search of Kai Gerd rides a reindeer to the Snow Queen's yard, the reindeer asks a wise Finnish woman to give the girl unprecedented strength - otherwise she won't get Kai back. But what does this woman answer to the deer: "Stronger than she is, I cannot make her. Don't you see how great her power is? Think about it, because both people and animals serve her! She has walked halfway around the world barefoot! And this power hidden in her heart." Such is the power of love in Andersen's fairy tales. This power moves mountains, overcomes grief and separation, brings back to life those condemned to death. She is proud and brave. After all, it's not for nothing that the little mermaid is a stable tin
In each of Andersen's fairy tales, two realities merge. One is the real life of a flower, a fly, a tree, a cup or a coffee pot; another - no less real - human destiny, the history of human life: childhood, youth, maturity, old age, death. The combination of fairy-tale, magical and real, everyday makes Andersen's works two-faceted, equally interesting for both children and adults. Children perceive the external, concrete form of a fairy-tale event, succumb to the charm of fiction, they are fascinated by the victory of good over evil, the rapid change of events, adults understand the complex human relationships behind the fairy-tale scheme, find in these tales a deep philosophy, examples of real life with its joys and disappointments, love and death, truth and lies.
D. Rodari, also a talented creator of fairy tales, rated Andersen's contribution to world literature the best of all: "Andersen, like the Grimm brothers, started from the fairy tales of his country. At the same time, the Grimms, being real Germans, strove to write down the texts of folk tales storytellers, to create a living monument to the German language in Germany, which was groaning under the yoke of Napoleon (the Prussian Minister of Education himself paid tribute to the Brothers Grimm for their feat for the good of the motherland). Andersen turned to folk tales not in order to make his voice universally heard people, but in order to restore in memory and revive one's own childhood. "I and the fairy tale" is Andersen's "fantastic binomial", which was a guiding star in all his work. Then he departed from the traditional type of fairy tale to create a new ,inhabited by romantic images and at the same time everyday realities... The experience of folk tales, warmed by the sun of romanticism, was needed by Andersen for the complete release of fantasy, in addition, he strove to create a language that could be used to talk to children without fussing."
And this is a sign of true strong love for children.