Power Of True Love In Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale And The Rose

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Cabauy, Marie Kyle T. Critic Paper In “The Nightingale and the Rose” by Oscar Wilde illustrates the theme about sacrifice and believing in the power of true love. The nightingale heard the student’s voice speaking about his love to a lady. The student loves the lady so much that’s why in order to have dance with her, he should find a red rose. But the problem is there is no red rose in his garden. The nightingale sacrificed himself because he believes in the power of love. The nightingale flew to find a red rose. In his first attempt he found a rose but it is colour white. Secondly, he found again a rose but it is colour yellow. Finally, he found a rose but not a red rose. It is actually white. If he could get a red rose, he should sacrifice himself. To get a red rose he must press the thorn of a white rose in to his heart then it will turn to red rose by his own blood. He didn’t even stop even if it hurts because love is very powerful and love knows no boundaries. The nightingale cried, “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.” He said to the student. The nightingale had the willingness to sacrifice. At the end of the story the lady don’t like the red rose anymore because she thinks that real jewels will suits more in her dress. The nightingale

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