"Resistant Tin Soldier": summary and screen version
The fabulous and amazing story “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” is always interesting for children, as it tells about the strong but short love of two heroes who do not say a single word for the whole plot. But this story ends with a strong love tragic and sad.
Andersen's collection "Tales told to children"
In 1935 a small book of an already well-known children's writer was published in Denmark. This collection was a huge success and instantly sold out. Even the author himself did not expect that his small but instructive tales would enjoy such success.
This collection included a fairy tale "The Resistant Tin Soldier", a summary of which is in this article. After the release of this book a new tradition appeared in Denmark: the book of Hans Christian Andersen was now republished at the same time. Each time she came out of print on the eve of Christmas and the New Year holidays, and her parents bought her to make a nice and long-awaited gift to their children.
Summary of the tale "Resistant Tin Soldier"
A birthday present is given to the baby. These are twenty-five little soldiers made of tin. But only one of them is very different from the rest. And all because when the toys were done, then with the ebb of the material was not enough, and the warrior was left without one leg. In the fabulous and instructive history of Andersen's The Persistent Tin Soldier, a brief summary helps to understand the main idea of the work. At night, toys come to life. And it is already interesting to kids, because they dream that it was so.
When all the toys in the boy's room come alive, the soldier who was watching everything saw a small and fragile dancer, whom he immediately fell in love with. The dancer was beautiful! Her every movement, every wave of her hand — it was all great. But the author in the fairy tale “The Resistant Tin Soldier”, a brief summary always interests children of different ages, shows both the tension and the silence that reigns in the room when a terrible troll appears. He immediately notices the soldier and, seeing that the dancer liked him, makes a warning so that he would not even look at her.
But the warrior did not pay any attention to the terrible troll and continued to admire the delicate and fragile ballerina. Then the villain promised that he would definitely figure it out. This is exactly what happens in the fairy tale “The Resistant Tin Soldier”; we will continue the summary by placing the toy on the window sill in the morning and opening the window. The wind blew, he could not stand on one leg and fell out. As he lay under the window, it rained.
Soon the boys found the toy, they made a small boat out of paper and put a soldier in it, let it into the ditch. On the way, at first there is a collision with a rat, and then when the ship turns over, the toy is swallowed by a fish. She gets on the table of the owner of the house where the tin soldier used to live. And yet the end is sad: the boy throws a toy into the fireplace. There the wind takes and the dancer.
Andersen's tale "The Resistant Tin Soldier", a summary of which is in this article, was filmed both in Russia and abroad. The best work is the animated film of the same name, which was released in 1976.
Although before that there had already been attempts to film the Andersen tale.The first took place in 1934. The director was Ab Iverks, and the cartoon was called Jack in the Box. There were other attempts.