Remembering the work of V.A.Zhukovsky, one can not help but tell about ballads. The most famous are Svetlana and Lyudmila. Few will remember the interesting, different from the other ballad "Cup." Being a free translation of Schiller's work, Zhukovsky's ballad "Cup", the brief content of which we will present in this article, is of interest to the reader not only because of the plot and beauty of the syllable, but also because of its allegorical meaning and various content layers. Their value lies in the fact that they can be interpreted by each reader in their own way, giving rise to many unexpected judgments.
From the stage on the rock begins the ballad of Zhukovsky"Cup". The summary of the first part of the work looks like this: the ruler called all the subjects on a high rock. He appealed to the knights and soldiers to return the gold cup, which will be their reward. Having received the cup, the king throws it from a high rock into the sea depths.
He reverts to the knights with his call, but no one dares to go for the cup. Everyone is staring down in complete silence. Then the tsar had to turn to his applicants for the third time.
The page appears in the second part of the ballad "Cup"Zhukovsky. In the brief content of this part, it should be told that the young man unexpectedly volunteered to get this royal object. Everyone looked at him in amazement: he was very young and handsome, bold and bold.
The assembled felt sorry for the brave youth, but theydid not dare to regret it aloud. The page approached the very edge of the cliff and peered into the depths of the sea. Scary and mysterious they were: the waves rattled loudly against the rocks, everything roared, as if a thunderstorm had begun. It seemed that the water and fire were mixed, the storm raged. The young man, having said a prayer, rushed from the cliff.
The experiences of the subjects are also expertly shown inthis part of the ballad "Cup" of Zhukovsky. In a brief summary, we note that the subjects were very worried about the fate of a brave young man. All present were horrified when the page disappeared into the sea depths. When they looked at this raging torrent, no one had any doubt that he could not be saved. But they continued to peer into the waves.
The audience began to argue that they are notno matter what wealth the king did not agree to jump off the cliff. Even if he promises to share the throne with him. Because no one has yet got out of this sea abyss, and all ships that got there turned into wreckage. But the struggle between water and fire is growing, a smoking foam is flying up to the sky. And suddenly the stream rushes upwards with a terrifying roar.
Extraordinarily important is the climax of the balladZhukovsky's "Cup." In the brief content of this part, we should talk about the miraculous return of the brave young man from the raging depths. The audience saw him fighting the sea with one hand, and in the other he had a royal cup.
The page is happy that he was able to get out and can againto welcome the light. Happy and the audience that the young man managed to escape. He without strength chooses to shore and falls to the feet of the king with the goblet. The ruler orders his daughter to give him a reward, filling the goblet with a stream of grapes. And the young man seems that there is nothing better in the world.
Next, the page calls people to enjoy life andtells about what happened to him in the depths of the sea. He saw deep-sea creatures and only miraculously managed to grab for the cliff on which the goblet was. Trying to escape from the monster, he hit the tide, and a column of water raised to the surface.
The most important in the ballad "Cup" Zhukovskyis the unexpected proposal of the ruler. Despite the fact that the young man proved his courage, he offers him a new task: in this goblet he throws a ring with a diamond and says that if the page rushes after him and gets him again, he will become his favorite knight and get a royal daughter for his wife. A young girl began to ask her father to pity the poor page.
But the king, not listening to her, throws a reward in the abyssthe sea. The young man, inspired by the gaze of the tsar's daughter, in whom fear and pity was read, rushes into the waves. But the princess looked into the water in vain. They continued to still foam and make noise, but the page remained in the abyss of the sea.
In the "Cup" of Vasily Zhukovsky, the main characters areking and page. The cup symbolizes the conscience of the king. For him, this quality is of little value. Therefore, the king so carelessly throws the goblet into the sea. He does not think that he is doing wrong and unreasonable, asking him to get it: after all, there is very little chance of returning from the depths of the sea. This characterizes him as an unreasonable ruler.
But his filed, on the contrary, are well awareall danger and put their lives and health above all treasures. Thus, it can be said that subjects are common sense, a link between risk and prudence. The page can be associated with risk and courage, which challenges the very fate. Also, a young man can be compared with fire: he burns brightly, draws to himself, can warm, and the king is water, which can at once extinguish it.
For the king, that the page was able to fulfill his task,is a defeat, and his self-esteem can not reconcile with this. That's why he throws the goblet again. The motives of the young man are not clear until the end, why he decided once more to rush into the raging sea. It could be a belief in your invulnerability after a miraculous salvation or a secret love for a princess.
But the main idea of the "Cup" Zhukovsky is this:Do not have to test fate, even if you're lucky. It is necessary to be able to reason logically and reasonably. After all, the princess said wisely that you do not need to re-send the page, and if the king wants to hear more about what is happening in the depths of the sea, then let someone else go.
This ballad differs from other works of V.A. Zhukovsky. After all, the poet was a fan of romanticism and admired the work of German and English poets. And in the "Cup" sounds a call to not resist the emotions, and try to always argue before doing anything. This is what makes this ballad so amazing and unlike the others. The plot makes you think about whether people are guided by right feelings when making decisions.
But it should be noted that the features of a romanticdirections in this work are present. The page is shown in the image of an ardent, bold and romantic young man. This can be understood by the way he describes everything that happened to him in the depths of the sea. The very action takes place at the time of kings, knights and beautiful ladies, which is also characteristic of Romanticism. Thus, the ballad "Cup" is an amazing and beautiful combination of romanticism and deep meaning.