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Shvoong Home>Books>Dziady część II (Old men part II) Review

Dziady część II (Old men part II)

Book Review   by:latajacypies     Original Author: Adam Mickiewicz
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This abstract was translated from Dziady część II
 
Motto from "Hamleta” Szekspira: "Are wonders in sky and on the ground , about which not even dreamt your philosophers” Chorus couplet "Darkly everywhere, quietly everywhere What this will be, what this will be?” begins ceremony. Guślarz orders to close doors and to curtain windows tightly. Realization of recommendations confirms old man , and chorus repeats couplet. Guślarz begins spells wywołując purgatorial souls. First, onto sign burned kądzieli, it summons light spirits ( gentlestyle, pełen of diminutions). Chorus calls, to they expressed, what it lacks them to salvation. It appears peer of children - Aniołków, Józio and Rózia. Them "boredom” - torments resulting worry from lack of complements, settlements of fate and "fear” - from uncertainty of eternal salvation. They ask about two grains of white mustard , as in accordance from crop divine: "Who did not experience bitterness nor razu/ This” will not experience sweetness in sky .Guślarz, and behind him Chorus, having bestowed children in accordance from them wish, they send back it. Approaches it orders midnight, Guślarz lighting incenses with vodka. It calls in heaviest spirits now. From behind window voice dochodzi wżywającego about mercy. Phantom of Pana speaks(horror, makabryzm) - heir hamlets, which he died three years ago. Condemnation suffers sentenced onto eternal hunger. "Voracious fowl” - spirits of people , which he realized one''s cruel conduct (white - if they were bests to death, black - if bad), they receive him every crumb of food. And drops of water. Chorus of Night Birds ("Owls, ravens and eagle owls ”) they announce, that torture of him will be eternal. Raven - tortured to death man, which starving he reached after your apples, Owl - unhappy widow from tiny he ordered child, which into worst frost to throw out , because she disturbed him one''s begging in game - they confirm cruelty of heir. Phantom puentuje: "Because who he was not nor time man,? This man anything will help.” Guślarz and Chorus send back spirit.
Guślarz kindles wreath from "Savoury savory of (thyme) and mallows” - herbs no bringing use not even people not even animals. Into this way it calls spirit of Girl. ( It sings songs, sentymentalny style) Smart, light and appears beauty in chapel very. Zosia was wieśniaczką, which no experiencing love, disregarding she died courtships of boys in age of 19 years. It does not suffer flours, but light how feather flies swept after world no can "Not even to raise itself to the skies , to touch / not even the ground ..”. It asks, to young men seized her and they attracted towards the ground . Yet endeavours are fruitless, as: "Who did not touch the ground nor razu/ This never can be” in sky. Guślarz confesses, that in accordance with will of sky to suffer it will be 2 years still, after this time it will datas of her stand up "Behind niebiesim threshold”. ( AddScene after writing cz. IV, through author named "Passage”)). Guślarz for last time entreats souls throwing into angle of chapel handful of poppy seed and lentil. In this moment towards one from wieśniaczek "In mourning” begins to go Phantom. Sight has "Wild boars and gloomy”, without word it stares into face of girl., And "From breast down to legs” reaches "red band” . Guślarz calls in , to Phantom displayed what him need, spirit yet it keep silent and though expressed spells are - it does not go away also. Wreszcie Guślarz turns to Christmas midnight masses , which it behaves equally oddly: numb it keep silent and it uśmiecha. When , in accordance with order of Guślarza, girl was led out from chapel, this looked onto following Phantom step by step for her.
Published: June 15, 2007   
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