The Story of Peacock and Nightingale is one of Charles Dickens’ most beloved books. One of the most intriguing aspects of the story is the way that the author, a deeply unhappy urban slumlord, manages to win back the affections of his loved ones. In the span of a single day, he learns that he must take on a new task: to marry a lady who has eloped and returned to her native land. He does everything in his power to thwart her, but the lady and her father have other ideas…
I read this book when it came out. I remember my mother used to read it to me when I was a young child. She said that it was a really good book and even though I didn’t understand much of what I was reading, I still thought it was very beautiful. Twenty-five years later, I found that the true story of Peacock and Nightingale was really sad and poignant. I think part of what made me sad was that I realized how much the woman had really loved him.
This book is generally considered by many people to be the classic. Although there are a number of elements that make the story more interesting and intricate, it is primarily a story of loss and grief. Many readers have commented that the story suffers from the “perfect” English writing. For some this is an acceptable trade off. The story is so well written that I felt like I needed to add a few hundred words at the most to make it flow well and keep the reader interested.
There are a couple of different perspectives you can take with the story of peacocks. You can view the story through the perspective of a bird watching one of these birds for mating season. Or you can view it as a story about a man who finds love while he’s on duty in the military. The point is not which one is the right one for you, it’s that both have meaning and merit to your reading experience.
Peacocks are the species known for their grace, strength, and beauty. It’s no surprise that an author would want to give this bird its rightful place amongst literature’s most beloved characters. In this book, Jordan Weisman provides a wonderful historical and cultural background to the bird. As you read along you learn more about its appearance, behavior, and habitat as well.
While reading this story, you learn just how special peacocks are. They are strong, beautiful, and graceful birds that serve as a symbol of freedom and honor. Throughout history, they have shown up in various forms to represent important people and events. You may recognize peacocks from such figures as Christopher Columbus, Nelson Mandela, William Tell, and Mother hen.
Peacocks represent everything that is beautiful and graceful. This story portrays peacocks in a very positive light. One might think that it would be hard to take the bird seriously, but it does not make the book bad. The illustrations and colorful drawings in this charming book only help to reinforce the message of love and peace. In short, you will find yourself smiling as you read through this story.
Even if you have no connection with the peacock, you can still relate to it. Perhaps you have been in love with a peacock and are now trying to get through the pain of separation. Or, maybe you know someone who loves a peacock and wants to share the experience. No matter what your connection, you are likely to feel compassion toward the little bird. In this way, the story of peacock and Nightingale makes a real splash.