An essay on the theme of friendship based on the fairy tale by H. K. Andersen “The Snow Queen”
Andersen Hans Christian
We get acquainted with the tales of an amazing Danish storyteller before we have learned to read. "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" and "The Ugly Duckling", "Thumbelina" and "The Little Mermaid" become our friends in early childhood. And yet, of all the fairy tales of H. K. Andersen, I like the Snow Queen the most. This is a fairy tale about true friendship, about the power of devoted love.
Shards of a magic mirror fall into the eye and heart of the kind and cheerful Kai, and his heart gradually turns into a piece of ice, and instead of good, his eyes begin to see only evil, ugly. Taking advantage of this, the beautiful but cold Snow Queen charms the boy and takes him to her crystal castle, far, far to the North.
Little Gerda did not know what really happened to Kai, but she saw how his behavior changed: he became angry, cruel. And then Kai completely disappeared and the brave girl went in search of him. She believed that she would find her named brother, no matter what it cost her.
Many wanderings and adventures befell Gerda, but all insurmountable barriers collapsed before the power of her love for Kai. Of course, Gerda found the bewitched brother. Her hot words and tears melted the ice in his heart, and the cold, windswept palace of the Snow Queen collapsed, like her spell. The children returned home and the journey ended. But it will begin again, and we will experience these adventures more than once - as much as we will re-read this wonderful book again and again.