The power of great and true art in the tale of H.K. Andersen's “The Nightingale”
Andersen Hans Christian
Hans Christian Andersen is rightly considered the king of fairy tales. The writer, like a real magician, penetrated into the soul of a child, an adult, a simple gardener and a proud master, a courtier of a nobleman or an emperor. He tried to find something good in every person. The great storyteller believed that true art can create a miracle, make a person better, as happened with the emperor in the fairy tale "The Nightingale".
After the singing of a small, inconspicuous bird, even the emperor, who was fenced off from ordinary people and the whole world by the walls of the palace and courtiers, but a person with a good heart, "tears came and rolled down his face."
The image of the Nightingale is the embodiment of the power of great and true art. Despite the fact that the emperor exchanged it for an artificial one, the bird rushes to help in difficult times for humans. The nightingale makes Death retreat with his song. The emperor is pleased to reward the bird generously. But he replied that "the highest precious thing that makes the singer's heart rejoice" was the tears in the emperor's eyes.