Mystery of number 44 by group 2Presentation Transcript
For many years, AdamMickiewicz has possessed theimagination of Polish teachersand poetry lovers, placing inPart III of "Forefathers’’ thenumber 44. Every generationis trying to guess the meaningof the mysterious numbers.
The researchers interpreted the number 44 asthe date, on which the groundbreaking events wereexpected to the Polish. Following the publication ofPart III of "Forefathers Eve", and also shortly afterthe fall of the November Uprising, people had hopethat there is something abnormal in thesenumbers, and they tried to determine when therebirth of the fatherland will happen. Maybe it wasto be the year 1844, and maybe something had tohappen in the following 44 years? Some thoughtthat it would have been 44 years from KosciuszkoUprising, but there were other ideas.
Most of the speculation, however, isassociated with a person whoseidentity Mickiewicz was reportedlyhiding under this symbol. It was to bea providential man, reviver andrestorer of Poland.
The fruit of thinking about the biggest Mickiewiczsriddle is the name of the most popular Polish hip-hopband. The founders of the group „Kaliber 44” inepisode "Forefathers" in the passage have foundthemselves, because the enigmatic hero of "44" is "aterrible husband, has three faces" (the founders of theband were three). In the interwar period there was thefashionable view that was assumed to be predictedby Mickiewicz that the husband and the reviver of thePolish nation is Marshal Pilsudski. Referring toMickiewiczs vision, it explained the most importantmoments in Polish history-from the beginning of 44after the selection of Karol Wojtyła as a pope.
Marian Retelski, researcher and seeker for answers to thequestion "what does the number 44 mean", found a very rationalexplanation to the puzzle 44 in the "Forefathers Eve". Reading the"History of Polish" by Felix Koneczny, he realized that he does notknow the number of Polish monarchs. Although the authors concernedwith the history (including Adam Naruszewicz, Marcin Bielski, and evenNorman Davies) have begun counting the rulers of various forms andthe number of monarchs is always 43. So Retelski came to theconclusion that the number 44 is simply the next of the Polishmonarchs. The context of the song also indicated that . Forty-threeprevious rulers were shown after Joachim Lelewel, a friend ofMickiewicz, whose philosophy of history has had a great influence onthe poet. Retelski jokes that the U.S. is now at this stage, whichMickiewicz wrote in "Forefathers Eve": George W. Bush is the 43rdpresident in U.S. history.
"Walk in" has been the president. Weknow not much about this man. This is to bean unusual character, very charismatic,leader of a large format. "Walk in" is to haveextensive knowledge about the human spirit,about beings from outer space coming toEarth, finally he has been aware of„planetology" and will conduct our planet in avery difficult moment.