The Nightingale And The Rose
1. What is the student’s major?
His major is phylosophy.
2. Is he experienced in love?
No, he isn’t. The student is the symbol of the young and naive person who is, at first, passioned by his philosophy books before he gets attracted in the arms of Love.
3. What troubles the young student at the beginning of the story?
The student is sad because the daughter of the proffessor promised to dance with him on condition that he brought her red rose, but he did not find any of this colour; there were white and yellow roses, but he could not find red rose.
4. How does the nightingale help him?
She had to build it out of music by moonlight and stain it with her own heart’s blood. She had to sing to the rose tree with her breast against a thorn, the thorn would pierce her heart and her life-blood would flow into the rose tree veins.
5. Why doesn’t the student understanding the other creatures in the garden while they understand him?
6. What is the rose made of? Is it a valuable one? What does the red rose symbolize?
The red rose is the symbol of the blinded love that the girl will give to the student if he brings her one. Thus, the rose, supposed to be the ultimate gift that will bring love to the giver, is made with the Nightingale's blood wich is very ironic because the birth of the rose came with the death of the bird. The object of the girl's love (rose) has been formed by the sacrifice of the Nightingale, wich, actually, was worthless.
7. What is the price for the red rose?
8. What does the nightingale symbolize in life?
The Nightingale symbolizes the spirit of sacrifice. She does not care for its life though it knows that life is dear and precious to everybody.
9. Is the sacrifice of the nightingale worthwhile? Why or why not?
Yes, it is. Because The Oak tree sees the Nightingale's death and he is really sad of it because, without saying it, he knows about life and he knows that this sacrifice is worthless because love is always a bad