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The Nightingale and the Rose

The Nightingale and the Rose An allegorical fable of love sacrifice and selfishness As with all of Wilde s short stories it embodies strong moral values and is told with an effervescence akin to that of the nights It is the

  • Title: The Nightingale and the Rose
  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • ISBN: 9781430439868
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • An allegorical fable of love, sacrifice and selfishness As with all of Wilde s short stories it embodies strong moral values and is told with an effervescence akin to that of the 1001 nights It is the tale of a lovestruck student who must provide his lover with a red rose in order to win her heart A nightingale overhearing his lament from a solitary oak tree is filled wAn allegorical fable of love, sacrifice and selfishness As with all of Wilde s short stories it embodies strong moral values and is told with an effervescence akin to that of the 1001 nights It is the tale of a lovestruck student who must provide his lover with a red rose in order to win her heart A nightingale overhearing his lament from a solitary oak tree is filled with sorrow and admiration all at once, and decides to help the poor young man.She journeys through the night seeking the perfect red rose and finally comes across a rambling rose bush but alas, the bush has no roses to offer her However, there is a way to MAKE a red rose, but with grave consequences This story can be found freely on many websites eastoftheweb short stoteraturepage read thoscarwildecollection

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    About "Oscar Wilde"

    1. Oscar Wilde

      Oscar Fingal O Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of gross indecency with other men After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty.

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    1. This is the saddest, most tragic story I ve ever read It starts out as a fairytale and you think it will end well Love is described as the most beautiful thing in the world, by the nightingale outside the student s window Be happy, cried the Nightingale, be happy you shall have your red rose I will build it out of music by moonlight, and stain it with my own heart s blood All that I ask of you in return is that you will be a true lover, for Love is wiser than Philosophy, though she is wise, and [...]


    2. The Nightingale and The Rose is a heartbreaking story about the nature of love and sacrifice At the beginning of the story, we are given the impression that the love between the student and the girl is a true love Later, we are struck with the truth Their love turns out to be a shallow one based on materialistic happiness At the end the student gives up on his love because it was not true in the first place What a silly thing Love is It is not as useful as Logic, for it does not prove anything, [...]


    3. You got me you little shit.My review stuck in my mind as I read, short and to me at least funny Dudes, if you re trying to get back your wife or looking for a girl, you need to read this.Then Oscar started to get to me I melted I remembered the times before reality, cynicism and societal manliness invaded my romantic, child like heart My eyes burned with the production of moistness.I opened to Oscar He said, Relax Trust me Look deep inside Remember Don t be afraid of the ideologies of love you o [...]


    4. A magnificent illustration of The Nightingale and the Rose by Del Kathryn Barton and Brendan Fletcher.OSCAR Fingal O Flahertie Wills Wilde October 16, 1854 November 30, 1900 was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and short story writer He was known for his barbed wit and was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London.A poster for the stage production of The Nightingale and the Rose at the Bristol Museum in February 2014 Wilde s The Nightingale and the Rose is a short story [...]


    5. fe is very dear to all It is pleasant to sit in the green wood, and to watch the sun in his chariot of gold, and the moon in her chariot of pearlYet love is better than life and what is the heart of a bird compared to the heart of a man Oscar WildeThe Nightingale and The Rose by Oscar Wilde is a satirical and heart breaking story about love the all consuming passion of which nightingales sing and the self serving quest of the heart that some humans choose to make of it A nightingale in a holm oa [...]


    6. This story should be said orally or even better if presented as a musical I really liked the way this story was told A young lad, deeply in love with a girl who promised him a dance only if he brought a red rose for her, is in agony over not having a rose for his love This agonizing was heard by a Nightingale who then flew around from tree to tree to find a red rose for the boy s true love She did find a rose but had to sacrifice her the blood from her heart to color it red Her blood, her painfu [...]


    7. If I bring her a red rose she will dance with me till dawn If I bring her a red rose, I shall hold her in my arms, and she will lean her head upon my shoulder, and her hand will be clasped in mine But there is no red rose in my garden, so I shall sit lonely, and she will pass me by She will have no heed of me, and my heart will break.


    8. What a silly thing Love is It is not as useful as Logic, for it does not prove anything, and it is always telling one of things that are not going to happen, and making one believe things that are not true In fact, it is quite unpractical, and, as in this age to be practical is everything, I shall go back to Philosophy and study Metaphysics The Nightingale and the Rose is a short, tragic, cynical take on love by Oscar Wilde CrazyStupidLove


    9. A beautiful tragedy turned black by selfishness, lust, and social prejudices Starts out beautiful and majestic then you re like, What the hell just happened.Sure caught me off guard It would be almost comical if Wilde had not raised our expectations so high.


    10. Possibly my favorite of Wilde s short stories I thought the nightingale s description of love was quite lovely for Love is wiser than Philosophy, though he is wise, and mightier than Power, though he is might Flame coloured are his wings, and coloured like flame is his body His lips are sweet as honey, and his breath is like frankincense.



    11. Ah, on what little things does happiness depend I have read all that the wise men have written, and all the secrets of philosophy are mine, yet for want of a red rose is my life made wretched Oh indeed, I couldn t agree with this Life and happiness are all about those small tiny things that might passed unnoticed , those that we might think are worthless.It is a short heartbreaking story about love, friendship and sacrifice.Worth reading upload image gif



    12. Sometimes as we read, we come across a word a sentence a passage a story that skillfully carves its way to our heart That s exactly what this short story did to me I m too overwhelmed to put my thoughts into words r only a Nightingale s heart s blood can crimson the heart of a rose.


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    14. Hace poco que le la recopilaci n de los cuentos de Oscar Wilde para mi clase de Literatura y recuerdo que de entre todos los cuentos este fue mi favorito.



    15. One of the saddest and most touching short stories I ever read I had this in my class 8 text and my respect for Wilde grew exponentially thereafter A master storyteller he subtlety delivers the final blow a good bird s supreme sacrifice comes to naught The nightingale is a dear She somehow manages to understand the subtle nuances of love when we humans fail miserably She is doubtless one of my favourite non human characters in any piece I ve ever read Period.


    16. It deeply touched my heart I got all teary reading it I adored it From now on this is my all time favorite short story I will build it out of music by moonlight, and stain it with my own heart s blood All that I ask of you in return is that you will be a true lover, for Love is wiser than Philosophy, though she is wise, and mightier than Power, though he is mighty.


    17. So eloquent and heartfelt, I couldn t help but have a tear in my eyeOscar Wilde can truly write And this confirms it literaturecollection aHow shallow we are.



    18. Beautiful story about vanity, love and sacrifice I can see parallels with Wilde s personal life in his writing here.


    19. I think I m noticing a trend with Oscar Wilde s short storiesey are beautiful and meaningful, yes, and they pull me into the story, into a kind of rhythm with the words, but then they end abruptly and it s somewhat jarring If I m reading the story only as it s written, the ending doesn t feel quite as satisfying But when I look deeper into the meaning and metaphors, I think I understand the lesson Wilde has hidden in the story This one is a little heart breaking.


    20. Beautiful story, so tender, but heart breaking The writing is pure art So the Nightingale pressed closer against the thorn, and the thorn touched her heart, and a fierce pang of pain shot through her Bitter, bitter was the pain, and wilder and wilder grew her song, for she sang of the Love that is perfected by Death, of the Love that dies not in the tomb.


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    22. Hated this story I don t care how clever and satirical it s supposed to be, it s ugly and brutal and horrible Ugly, selfish humans deserve no such sacrifice We don t know love when we see it and we trample it in the streets every day This goes with The Giving Tree on the shelf of stories I wish I d never read.



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