In German Romanticism, it is difficult to find morecontradictory artist than Hoffmann. Lawyer, composer, music critic, cartoonist, writer, Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann is known for his romantic, fantastic and fantastic, often terrible stories. Hoffmann's Tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, published in 1816, is bright and festive.
December 24, Christmas for the children of an adviserStallbaum - Marie and Fritz - it was strictly forbidden to enter the room with the Christmas tree. Fritz, when it was quite dark, saw a small man who secretly ran into the rooms, who was holding a large box. Marie clapped her hands and the children began to speculate that this time the godmother Drosselmeyer would give them. Fritz dreamed about soldiers, and Marie - about a beautiful lake with swans. But Fritz practically said that he liked the toys of his parents, because they can play in them, and the gifts of the godparent are removed to prevent their children from breaking. So begins the tale of Hoffmann. "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King", whose brief content will show that the events will go completely unheededly, will be considered further by us.
In the evening for children, the doors burst open, and before them a tree shone, all hung with toys.
Before going to sleep, it was already approaching midnight, childrenThe toys were removed into a cabinet with glass doors. Fritz quickly went to bed, and Marie asked permission to stay a little longer. She neatly packed the Nutcracker into the crib and moved it to the shelf of Fritz, to the hussars. And all of a sudden a rustling and whisper began around the room. The clock came alive and struck twelve strokes deaf and hoarse. Marie was scared when she saw Drosselmeyer sitting on the watch next to the owl. And from everywhere there was a giggling, running and tramping, and from under the floor from all the cracks came out mice with luminous eyes. They were countless hordes that lined up in strict order. And at the feet of Marie, piercing the floor, a huge mouse with seven heads, on which were the golden crowns, came out. This continues the tale of Hoffmann. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (short the content we are considering) is becoming more intense in terms of the plot. Marie was very frightened, but heard behind her back the order to build a platoon.
All the regiments stepped forward, the gunners fired. Mice covered with dragees and gingerbread. But the mice were all advancing. Both armies fought bitterly. The mice appeared more and more new forces. The Nutcracker Army retreated to the sofa. The mouse clung to his cloak, and the mouse king jumped to him. The situation was critical. Marie got into the mouse king, throwing her shoe into it, and fainted. The Tale (Hoffmann) The Nutcracker and mouse king, "the summary is outlined here, makes you wonder what it is about?
In the morning Marie woke up in her crib, and all her stories about the great battle between puppets and mice were taken for nonsense and illness.
And the mice behaved impudently at night. They chewed on Marie's toys and books. One night the mouse king climbed onto the girl's shoulder. But the Nutcracker, with the help of Marie, obtained a saber, which destroyed the evil mouse king, and presented Marie with all his crowns. Through the doll cabinet on the fox fur coat, the Nutcracker brought Marie to the magical Land of Sweets. There was also the Candy meadow, and the Orange Creek, and the Pink Lake, through which dolphins brought Marie and the Nutcracker to the capital - Confetenburg. This is indeed a magical good story - the content of the fairy tale "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by Hoffmann.
Marie no one believed that she was inMarzipan Castle and seen all sorts of miracles. About the crown of the godfather said that this is his long-time gift to Marie. And then came the folding and nice nephew of the godfather, who gave Fritz a new sword, and Marie - a puncture. He confessed to Marie that he was no longer a Schellock, and invited her to go to his country. A year later, he took her to a state full of wonders and wonders.
This concludes the fairy tale and its shortretelling. "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King," Hoffmann written, asks us a lot of questions, for example, about why, as children, everyone is happy and grieved directly and where it all later disappears.