Ch 2: Studying The Nightingale & the Rose

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Study for exams or get ready for class with this chapter on Oscar Wilde's ''The Nightingale and the Rose.'' You can review the short story at any time that's convenient and take the included mini quizzes to make sure you fully understand the story's themes, characters and more.

Studying ''The Nightingale & the Rose'' - Chapter Summary

Take a look at this helpful literature chapter to review Oscar Wilde's ''The Nightingale and the Rose.'' Available at any time, this chapter is designed to break down the literary elements of the short story in a way that's easy to understand and remember. After learning about the story's themes, characters, quotes and literary devices, take the accompanying self-assessments to solidify your comprehension of the material. The chapter is accessible on any Internet-connected device, and you can submit questions to our instructors if you need any assistance. Studying this chapter will help you:

  • Summarize and analyze ''The Nightingale and the Rose''
  • Recognize the themes and symbolism that are present in the story
  • Describe the story's characters
  • Evaluate important quotes from the short story
  • Plan lessons about the story

5 Lessons in Chapter 2: Studying The Nightingale & the Rose
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The Nightingale & the Rose: Themes & Analysis

1. The Nightingale & the Rose: Themes & Analysis

Oscar Wilde explores some pretty deep thoughts in 'The Nightingale and the Rose.' In this lesson, we'll delve in and analyze some of what he has to say about love, sacrifice, true faith, and materialism.

The Nightingale & the Rose Summary

2. The Nightingale & the Rose Summary

Like its protagonist, the Nightingale, Oscar Wilde's 'The Nightingale and the Rose' might be small, but it's packed with a wealth of deeper meaning. This lesson will summarize the action in this short story.

The Nightingale & the Rose Characters

3. The Nightingale & the Rose Characters

A generous Nightingale helps a lovelorn Student in Oscar Wilde's 'The Nightingale and the Rose.' Learn more about them and some of the other characters in Wilde's fairytale in this lesson.

The Nightingale & the Rose Symbolism

4. The Nightingale & the Rose Symbolism

In Oscar Wilde's short story 'The Nightingale and the Rose,' a young student obtains a red rose through the sacrifice of a noble nightingale. The story is easier for the reader to understand through its use of symbols. Read further to explore this story and the symbols: the red rose, the nightingale, the student, and the love.

The Nightingale & the Rose Quotes

5. The Nightingale & the Rose Quotes

Like many fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Nightingale and the Rose' deals with love. But what does it say about love? Find out in this lesson, which will go over some of the important quotes from the story.

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