Leo Tolstoy (1852–1910) was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world's greatest novelists.
Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.
SUMMARY Serhoza is a child lives with his family, he received many different gifts birthday, one of the gifts was (a trap for snaring birds), so Serhoza was very happy, and wanted to show his mother the trap.
His mother didn’t agree with her son about the trap, so she told him that it is not good plaything but he persuaded his mother that he wanted to care with the bird which he will catch. He set the trap in the garden, and in the end he caught a bird.
He tells his mother about his bird, but she advices him to be careful with it, and tells him that he would better to let it go, Serhoza feeds the bird and cleans the cage of it, one day Serhoza have forgotten to shut the cage door.
The bird found the cage door and flew around the door toward the window, but Serhoza picked up it and put it in the cage, the bird was stilling alive, but it lay of its breast, so it breathed heavily, finally Serhoza found the bird died, and he decided never snaring birds again.
character Serhoza (major) His mother (minor) Some aspects about main character (Serhoza) : 1- His appearance 2- His feels and dreams 3- His character is round
Serhosa's appearance He is a child lives in a happy life, and in small family with her parents and without sisters or brothers(pet). Serhoza is proven child, entertains and amuse with his respected family in welfare life(wanton).
Serhoza feels and dreams Serhoza feels sympathy with his mother, it is reflected when he asks her mother about everything which he find, his mother does not neglect him. Serhoza dreams to find anything which entertains him (a bird) for example. He has a lot of friends and relatives who give the gifts and love him.
Serhosa's character is round Serhosa's character is round character because his thought changes from the beginning in the story to the end, when he decides that he never again snared birds. He is happy at the start, and he is sad at the end. And so on …..
Serhosa's mother (minor character) She is a sympathetic mother, it is reflected when her son tells her anything which he finds. The role of Serhosa's mother like other mothers to advice, to care and to help her son, when Serhoza needed helping, his mother gave him love, sympathy, mercy and she learned him.
Setting Setting Social environment : the story expresses a good family with strong relationship between it's members and Serhoza is one of them. He enjoys happy life and live without problem, and when he faced a problem he found his mother's sympathy beside him, so he solve his problem by his mother's advice.
The place : Home in simply life. The time : Unknown time It is changed The time of the writing :
Theme The theme of this story can be: (supporting children in distress) In real life, we have multiple kinds of mothers, once they are good & once they are not(according to some people). Ideal mother who advice, help, support and give her kids sympathy. God made parents to do this job.
Symbolism Bird: a symbol of people who love freedom. A trip: a symbol of unjustified injustice. A nightingale: a symbol of peaceful people who be Oppressed. A cage: a symbol of prison, dictatorship or something like this.