Essays on literary works - 2023
The image of Gerda in Andersen's fairy tale “The Snow Queen”
Andersen Hans Christian
Girls are different: there are capricious, there are talkers, there are sneaks and bad guys. But, fortunately, there are also such as the little heroine of H. K. Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow Queen". Gerda is a reliable and faithful friend. She is not even aware of the terrible magic fragments that fell into the eye and heart of her named brother Kai, and yet, when he turns from a cheerful, kind and caring boy into a cruel, evil and mocking, Gerda does not turn away from him. And when the Snow Queen takes Kai away in her snow-white sleigh, the girl, without a moment's hesitation, goes in search of him.
During her long wanderings, Gerda shows herself only from the best side. She is sweet, friendly, kind and this attracts not only various people to her, but also animals and birds. She is brave, patient, persistent, and this helps her not to lose heart from failures and not to lose faith that she will find Kai. She is loyal, loving, reliable, and this helps her cope with the spell of the Snow Queen herself and melt the ice in the boy's heart. If Gerda was a real, not a fairy-tale girl, she would have a lot of friends. I don't doubt it one bit.