Essays on literary works - 2023
Andersen's Fairy Tales
Andersen Hans Christian
In the fairy tale of H. K. Andersen about five peas, a story is told about the different fate of sisters from one pod. The peas were green and the pod was green. So they decided that the whole world is green. When the pod began to turn yellow, the peas also turned yellow. And then they decided: “The whole world is turning yellow!” Andersen speaks with irony about these little creatures, ridiculing human vices in them. An unimportant share fell to that pea, which dreamed of rising above everyone else and flying up to the sun, and the two who dreamed of a sweet dream, and the one that was indifferent to everything. The fifth pea, which landed on the window sill of the poor closet, turned into a beautiful light pink flower. He pleased the sick girl with his beauty and thus helped her to recover. The main idea of this fairy tale is happiness in giving people joy and hope.
The fairy tale of H. K. Andersen "Wild Swans" tells about the beautiful love of a sister and brothers. The children lived well until a stepmother appeared in their house, turning the boys into wild swans, and Elsa into an ugly creature that even her own father did not recognize.
At the beginning of the tale, Elsa and her brothers are defenseless children. But years passed, they matured and began to fight for their happiness. Love for a sister gave strength to brothers. They, turned into wild swans, were allowed to fly home once a year. That's when Elsa found them.
A lot of suffering befell Elsa, but her brothers always came to her aid in difficult times. This is how they saved each other. Witchcraft turned out to be powerless before the selfless love of children and before their beauty. Good destroyed the magic spell of evil forces.
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
In this tale by H. K. Andersen, the story is about a failed tin soldier. He has only one leg: "... he was cast last, and there was not enough tin for the second leg." However, he stood firmly on one leg. Hardness became a feature of his character. He boldly sets off on a dangerous voyage in a paper boat, calmly withstands the onslaught of a rat, travels in the stomach of a fish.
And then a real miracle happened - as a reward to the soldier for his stamina. He was in the boy's room. Here, among the children's toys, there was a cardboard palace, on the threshold of which stood a beautiful dancer, his beloved. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, the soldier was thrown directly into the stove. For what? Why? Probably because in a person good feelings often coexist with his low desires and thoughts. But despite the fact that the soldier dies, you understand that in the clash of cruelty and spiritual purity, good wins over evil.In this fairy tale, Andersen raises questions about the value of human life, about happiness and destiny, about good and evil.
The Snow Queen
In this tale, X. K. Andersen told the extraordinary story of Kai and Gerda, devoted to each other and once separated. This happened because a fragment of a magical crooked mirror, which had the ability to turn good into evil, hit Kai first in the eye and then in the heart. The boy became callous and soulless egoist. Kidnapped by the evil Snow Queen, Kai forgot about his childhood friend and his family. However, Gerda is not like that. The brave girl decided to free her friend at all costs.
Many obstacles met in the way of Gerda. These are robbers, and the fight against frost and snow flakes - the army of the Snow Queen ... But, thanks to her love and selflessness, Gerda overcame all difficulties and saved her beloved Kai.
The Snow Queen is a fairy tale about happiness. Happiness for Andersen is not carelessness and wealth, but love and resistance to the dark forces of life. And such happiness is worthy of little Gerda, a grateful and strong girl who has a tender heart and a strong will.
After reading the fairy tale, there is a feeling of how difficult it is to reach an indifferent heart. In the search for Kai, Gerda was helped by people, animals, and birds - everything except Kai himself. The hero remained cold to the girl even when she found him, threw herself on his neck and hugged him tightly. And only Gerda's hot tears melted the ice shard in Kai's heart - he recognized her and burst into tears.
Gerda was a kind girl, and everyone who came into contact with her became better and purer in soul, everyone turned to her with the good side of their nature. Thus, Andersen claims: people are kind, learn to see the good and bright in them.