Transcript of "Power point presentation on the frog and the nightingale "
- Vikram Seth Name: soumya ranjan polei Class: 10-B Roll No: 30School: Kendriya Vidyalaya,Noida Topic: Presentation on Poem (Frog and Nightingale)
The Frog And The Nightingale -Vikram Seth IntroductionThe frog and the nightingale is a story in verse. It has a moral also.The two characters are symbolic of human beings.They behave and speak just like humans.So the poem can be called an allegory.The frog croaks nad bores all the animals in the jungle.He rules supreme and unrivalled.But a nightingale unknowingly challenges his supreme position.She sings and enchants everybody with her melodious notes.The frog then plays a trick to regain his position.He makes her believe that she needs training and improvement in her style. She too starts singing loudly and fast like her trainer-the frog.By changing her style,she bores her audience and she dies….
Once upon a time there lived a frog in Bingle Bog.Every night he used to croak non stop.No animal or bird liked his voice,but they can’t stop him from shouting.The had to hear the loud and unpleasant noise of him.Frog: Croak! Croak!Elephant: Oh no! The frog has again started the cocophony.Deer: No one in the forest can make it quiet.Zebra: O frog! For gods sake, have mercy on the poor animals. Please keep quiet.We cant bear your harsh voice.Frog: If you cant enjoy my song,its your problem not mine.I am free to do whatever I like.Deer: Let u sthrow stones to make him Quiet.Frog: Hey,these bits of stones cant stop my talent.Neither stones nor prayers can stop me to display my hearts elations.
(The First time the Nightingales sings)Nightingale: Koo-oh!koo-oh!...Rabit: Wow! What a sweet voice!!Deer: Once More,once more.. (All the animals applaud) (When Nightingale meets Frog)Frog: Croak!Croak!Nightingale: Sorry-was that you who spoke?Frog: Yes,you see Im the frog who ows this tree.Nightingale: Did youy like my song?Frog: Not too bad-but far too long. The technique was fine,but it lacked a certain force.Nightingale: Oh! really, I am impressed that i have got a person whom I can discuss my art. Will you teach me?
(The practice session when it is Raining.)• Nightingale: Sorry,I cannot sing in this weather.,• Frog: Come my dear-well sing together. Just put on your scarf and sash.• Nightingale: Koo-oh-ah! Ko-ash! Ko-ash! (They practice for six hours till she was shivering and her voice was hoarse and quivering.) (The next day,frog had setup a Stage show of Nightingales music show)• Frog: Brainless bird youre on the stage-use your wits and follow fashion. Puff your lungs out with passion.• Nightingale:(tearfull) Ok! Ill try..
• Frog: As you are not practising,the audience is going down. The boxoffice is crashing.Ill not tolerate such kind of negligence. Sing louder and sharper.• Nightingale:Sorry! Now I cant. Im not feeling well . (She was trembling and terrified of frog)• Frog: You stupid bird, I dont want any excuse..
(The frog went on scolding her and kept on insisting her to sing louder and sharper for the audience , but when she blared , her veins burst and she died…And again the frog started singing in the forest in his foghorn voice. )
Once again the forest resounded with the loud,harsh andunpleasant noise made by frog..Croak ! Croak ! Croak ! Croak !........