Out of the numerous writers who wrote stories about love, Oscar Wilde set his mark by writing the story, The Nightingale and the Rose. He represented materialism with a female character. He also showed how an eternal sacrifice will be futile if it isn’t for a proper cause. He describes to the reader about love in such a fascinating way that every reader will be reminded about their love for loved ones.
When it comes to real life, the author wants us to judge correctly whether someone’s love is real or materialistic. The person who does it will avoid heartbreak. This was wonderfully shown through the student character who failed to understand that the girl he desired was materialistic.
The author explained through Nightingale that, if there is one feeling which cannot be precisely defined, it is love. The author encourages us to learn a lesson from the experience of a student with a girl who was materialistic. The concern shown by Nightingale was beyond usual and it cared for him so much. The best character of the story was the tree. It was a witness to Nightingale’s sacrifice, yet it still could not tell it to the young boy. The tree alone explains the bitter reality of life, as most of the time, we know the truth, but can’t express.
The Nightingale and The Rose is a definite way of explaining how poor choices would leave us astray, while sacrifices made without proper reason are futile.