What can you say about the boy's judgment of the nightingale in "The Nightingale and the Rose" by Oscar Wilde?

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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 because he cannot understand what she is saying.

“She has form,” he said to himself, as he walked away through the grove, “that cannot be denied her; but has she got feeling? I am afraid not."

Furthermore, the boy accuses the nightingale of lacking "sincerity" and being "selfish." This is ironic because if the boy understood the words of her song, he would realize she is quite the opposite; she demonstrates considerable sincerity and selflessness because she sacrifices her life so he can have a red rose. 

Finally, the boy's belief that her song "does not mean anything" or "do any practical good" is harsh because it further belittles her sacrifice. For the nightingale, killing herself is a hugely symbolic act; it demonstrates the strength of her feeling towards the boy and towards the idea of love, more generally. 

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