The Nightingale and the Rose

by Oscar Wilde
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The Nightingale and the Rose

In the short story "The Nightingale and the Rose," the nightingale does symbolize goodness, virtue, and sacrifice. The nightingale realizes that love is "more precious than emeralds" (para 3). For...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2018 2:53 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

The theme of Oscar Wilde’s short story “The Nightingale and the Rose” could be said to be both the nobility in and futility of sacrifice. Wilde was an acerbic observer of Victorian social customs,...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2017 2:13 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

Oscar Wilde’s story “The Nightingale and the Rose” was published in 1888 in The Happy Prince and Other Tales, a collection of fairy tales for children. In this story, the Student seeks the favor of...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2017 3:49 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

It is also worth noting a few other stylistic devices employed by Oscar Wilde in this short story. There are a number of similes, for example, like "passion has made his face like pale ivory,"...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2016 9:28 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

There are a number of settings in "The Nightingale and the Rose." The first setting is the student's garden, the place in which he desperately searches for a red rose to give to the girl he loves....

Latest answer posted October 22, 2017 9:38 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

"The Nightingale and the Rose" shows us that sometimes it's necessary to make sacrifices for love. But at the same time, it also shows us that such sacrifices are often in vain. Love is a very...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2018 8:39 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

In the story, the principal characters are the student and the nightingale. The student is idealistic, passionate, and determined. However, he is also capricious, selfish, and irresolute. At the...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2019 4:38 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

In Oscar Wilde's short story "The Nightingale and the Rose" a student was sad because his intended object of affection, a young woman of a higher status than his own, said that the only way that...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2015 9:14 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

The main character in "The Nightingale and the Rose" is the nightingale. He is contrasted with the protagonist of the story, which is the young student. In any story, the main character is not...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2018 8:40 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

In "The Nightingale and the Rose," the young girl is the daughter of the Professor and the object of the student's affections. Although Wilde does not describe the girl physically, the story...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2016 2:19 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

The Student in the story never does come to understand the reality of love. He believes his beloved will dance with him if he brings her a beautiful red rose. He searches for one, and then one...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2019 1:56 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

Initially, it appears that the Student is sad because he cannot find a red rose to present to the girl he loves. She said she would dance with him if he gave her a red rose, but there are none in...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2020 5:04 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

This short story tells the tale of a student who has fallen in love with a girl. She says that he must bring her a red rose or she won't dance with him at an upcoming ball. Unfortunately, the...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2017 7:33 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

In The Nightingale and The Rose, the nightingale sacrifices her life for the student that she hears from the window. The student is upset because he wants to ask a girl to a dance and she desires a...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2018 8:51 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

It is arguable that the truth about true love that is presented in Oscar Wilde's short story "The Nightingale and the Rose" is that the idea of love, of true love, is different from person to...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2012 7:39 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

Wilde portrays the student and young girl's love as shallow and fleeting. It is solely based on the procurement of a red rose in return for an evening of dancing. Even when the student gets a rose,...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2016 12:32 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

At the beginning of the story, the nightingale overhears the young student longing for a red rose to give to the girl he loves. The nightingale declares, "Here at last is a true lover...Night after...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2019 8:08 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

In the beautiful story about altruism, true love, and deception, "The Nightingale and the Rose," a nightingale overhears a young scholar from Oxford talk about how desperately he wants to please...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2016 4:11 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

The professor's daughter is a bit of a snob. So instead of going to the dance with the poor young philosophy student, she's going to be accompanied by the Chamberlain's nephew. He's sent the...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2020 10:35 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

The Nightingale is, first, idealistic. He sees only the best in the student who is in love with rose. The Nightingale longs to witness true love and is overjoyed when he believes he has found it....

Latest answer posted November 28, 2019 1:16 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

The turning point of the story The Nightingale and the Rose is when the professor's daughter rejects the student's red rose and, in turn, the student throws the red rose away in the gutter, with a...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2011 2:04 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

The antagonist of the story "The Nightingale and the Rose" is, undoubtedly, the young scholar. The student, along with the actual nightingale, are the primary characters that experience the...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2015 4:07 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

The three main characters represent different degrees of feeling and sentiment. The Student The student is in love with being in love. He speaks of love much like the courtly lovers of old: "Ah,...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2016 5:39 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

In the passage you reference, "she" refers to the Nightingale. Here's the passage in full: “She has form,” he said to himself, as he walked away through the grove, “that cannot be denied her; but...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2016 3:41 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

In "The Nightingale and the Rose," the student is searching for a red rose. This is because he has fallen in love with a girl and she has specified that he brings her a red rose, as we learn in the...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2016 10:35 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

When a minor English poet, Thomas Hutchinson, wrote to Wilde about "The Nightingale and the Rose," praising the Student as the archetype of the true lover, Wilde replied saying that he himself...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2019 3:28 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

The answer is "no". The story of "The Nightingale and the Rose" is, both, sad and ironic in the treatment of the themes of love, sacrifice, and altruism. There are two main characters. One is...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2015 1:51 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

The previous answer does a fine job of pointing out the ways in which Oscar Wilde satirizes Victorian society in his short story (fable, actually) "The Nightingale and the Rose." The reference to...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2017 1:44 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

One might argue that the nightingale is the true lover because he's sacrificed his life for love. A similar theme emerges in another of Wilde's short stories, "The Happy Prince," where the little...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2019 8:25 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

In the short story The Nightingale and the Rose, by Oscar Wilde, one could argue that the character which inspires the most sympathy is definitely the poor bird who sacrifices its life in the name...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2011 2:42 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

In Oscar Wilde's story, the Student laments that there are no red roses in his garden. He insists that he cannot court a woman successfully without one. The Student desperately wants a beautiful...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2018 6:40 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

Th student is suffering from unrequited love for a young woman who says she will dance with him if he brings her red roses. The Nightingale is struck by the student's plight because, although she...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2019 5:56 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

“The Nightingale and the Rose,” tells a sort of fable where a Nightingale goes on a quest to help a young man in love. There are a few themes that stand out in the text. The first is the...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2019 8:34 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

The short story "The Nightingale and the Rose" by Oscar Wilde tells of a nightingale that observes a heartbroken young student in a garden. He believes that the woman he loves will dance with him...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2019 7:04 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

The short story "The Nightingale and the Rose" by Oscar Wilde tells of a student who is in love with the daughter of a professor. He longs to dance with her at the prince's ball. He imagines the...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2019 8:38 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

The protagonist is the name we give to the leading or central character in a story. In “The Nightingale and the Rose,” we can assign this role of the student since the story follows his quest to...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2020 8:35 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

The young student protagonist of the story is definitely putting on a facade. He gives the impression to the nightingale that he is a true lover, someone prepared to suffer for his love. Yet after...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2019 5:54 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

In "The Nightingale and the Rose," the boy reacts harshly to the nightingale. When she decides to sacrifice her life and sings about her love for the boy, he makes assumptions about her character...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2016 8:50 pm UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

In essence, “The Nightingale and the Rose” is a love story. It starts by introducing the protagonist, a young student, who has fallen in love with the daughter of a professor. However, the daughter...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2020 8:13 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

The hapless young philosophy student is the protagonist of "The Nightingale and the Rose." He it is who is responsible for realizing the dramatic goal of the story. It is through him that we see...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2020 7:58 am UTC

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The Nightingale and the Rose

In the short story, “The Nightingale and the Rose”, the most unlikable character is the young girl. She first teases the young student by telling him that she will dance with him if he brings her...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2016 12:53 am UTC

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