Homework Help

A conversation between the frog and nightingale  in the poem "The frog and the...

user profile pic

arunkumar201998 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 18, 2012 at 5:18 AM via web

dislike 0 like

A conversation between the frog and nightingale  in the poem "The frog and the Nightingale" by Vikram Seth.

1 Answer | Add Yours

user profile pic

Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM (Answer #1)

dislike 2 like

If the creatures in "The Frog and the Nightingale" had a conversation after the poem, provided, of course, that the nightingale had not died, I would have relished the opportunity to see the nightingale address the frog's pretentious behavior.  For this conversation to occur, the nightingale would have to have some sort of epiphany that the frog's behavior was inexcusable, but from the way Seth has drawn the characters in the poem, I do not believe that the frog would ever admit to any wrong doing on his part.  The nightingale could talk to him until she burst a vein in her head (like in the poem), and the frog would still stubbornly hold to the belief that he was the better singer and acted altruistically on the bird's behalf.

Kristen Lentz

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes