Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Brave Little Parrot



Literal Comprehension: "The Brave Little Parrot" is an expert taken out from Buddhist legend. This short story deals about the importance of continuous helpful effort done by a little parrot to other creatures in the jungle.
Long ago, the Buddha was born as a little parrot, one storm day a fire broke out in his forest home. The fire spread rapidly in search of the safe place. But the couldn't escape from the flames and smoke. While the parrot was flying to the rivers, he saw on the way that many animals were trapped in the fire. Kind hearted parrot wanted to save them. So, he began to dive into the river and flew back over the burning forest and dropped a few drops of water into the fire which used to disappear before they reach the ground. Parrot repeated the work with great effort. His eyes were red, lungs ached and he felt dizzy. Still he didn't give up his efforts. Meanwhile some gods were watching from heaven. The thought that parrot was foolish and laughed at him but one of the gods was worried about parrot. So he disguised as golden eagle and came to the parrot. So he disguised as golden eagle and came to the parrot and advised him to give up and save his life. But, the parrot asked for help not advice. He felt ashamed and began to weep. Stream of tear came from the eyes of golden eagle and put out the fire. Miraculously the tears gave new life to everything including parrot. All the animals got surprised and appreciated the little parrot.
Interpretation: The writer of this story may be trying to tell us that courage is the powerful weapon in danger. One should fight for the things one believes weather one has reasonable chance of success or not. It is our duty to carry out the task for instance little parrot become successful in his attempt to put out the raging fire and save the life of many animals.
Critical Thinking: Although this story gives us a moral lesson that courage is the powerful weapon. So, one should fight for the things one believes wether one has reasonable chance of success or not . It is our duty to carry out in his attempt to put out the raging fire and save the life of many animals.
Assimilation: After reading this story, I know the importance of the selfish services and kindness. This story reminds me about an incident in which a young boy saved an old women's life. It was about two years ago. When I was going to meet my grandmother I saw a crowed people making noise near Adhikhola river young boy jumped into the river and brought her to the bank. Everybody around the admired him. In this story he came the "HERO" on that day. 

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