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Krylov's fable "The Rooster and the Pearl Grain": plot and analysis

Normally, there is no difficulty in interpreting such aa small work, like the fable of Krylov. "Rooster and pearl grain" is not an exception, but if someone suddenly had problems in the process of interpretation, then we suggest to get acquainted with our understanding of this text.


The rooster dug into the dunghill and discoveredpearl grains. The hero did not understand that he got a treasure in his hands (or wings), and started complaining about fate and saying that he would be more pleased with the edible find, and in general, pearls are an empty and useless thing.

fable cock cock and pearl grain

Ivan Andreevich carefully treated the reader's nerves, so in the last two lines of the work (meaning fable) Krylov "Rooster and pearl grain" placed morality.


When a person does not understand anything, evenif this object is liked by the majority, it will not find anything important, beautiful and useful in it. Rather, he will declare the thing (or phenomenon) junk, and he will make it surely loud and publicly to show his "knowledge".

It is not hard to understand who the criticalarrows of the author. Krylov's fable "The Rooster and the Pearl Grain" exposes the ignorant. They do not want to know anything new, do not have the curiosity to learn the unknown and, at the same time, tend to give their ignorance for a "dissenting opinion."

I.A. Krylov and Socrates

wings cock and pearl grain

The analogy begs, does not it?Only a sage can openly admit his ignorance in some matter. Socrates said: "I only know that I do not know anything." Why did the Greek treat himself without due respect? It's very simple: the more a person knows, the more he understands how little he really knows. The sphere of ignorance expands with the sphere of knowledge, the first much larger than the second, and the process of expanding these spaces in the potential is infinite. But what is evident to the sage is a mystery, covered in darkness, for the ignorant. And Krylov's fable "The Rooster and the Pearl Grain" does not tell us about the sage.

Why do people persist in their delusion?

Of course, it is clear that man must be managednoble motives (the desire for truth, for example), but in fact he is completely given to the power of fear, his man is a slave. If we remember, then for most of our life we ​​are afraid: first "babaik" in a dark corner, then that we fail the exam (at school, institute), then - that we will not find a job, then - that we will not repay the loan. And finally, someone is just afraid of death, sudden death.

People are so used to fear that heeven poisoning such a wonderful activity as cognition. A person can not even grow wings here and tear himself away from the earth, forgetting the sorrows of the earthly vale, instead he is always worried about even what is beyond his control. Such is the man.

But most do not have such a refined fear.Usually people are very afraid of being wrong, because everyone thinks that his life is the best, and his experience is priceless, and only the wise do not care about their lives, their experience, and their rightness in the eyes of the majority, because their soul is given to knowledge.

And all these arguments only at first glanceseem far from what Krylov wrote. "Rooster and pearl grain" (like any fable) is a deeply philosophical work that affects several layers of existence at once.

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