Leskov’s fairy tale ‘Lefty’ has many signs of a fairy tale story, although it was dressed in the form.
The heroes of the tuts are many real historical characters, but the very speech of Leskov, to whom this work is written, creates an atmosphere of fairy tale, gives the work the nationality.
If you look, in the ‘left -handed’ you can find some characteristic signs of a fairy tale. There are concerns in it, this is not only the first proposal of the tale, these are essentially the first chapters in which Alexander came to England and he will be introduced to the works of English masters.
There is an ending in the story when the author regrets that the words of the left -handed man were not brought to the sovereign:
Finally, in the dialogs, the author uses the fairy tales characteristic of folk speech: “Caught, caught ‘,“ wagged, wag ”,“ sharpened ”and polarly”.
In the tale ‘Lesha’ Leskova, we can find the instruction, ending, repetitions with which the author and heroes abound. All these tricks, more characteristic of folk tales, create an atmosphere of fabulousness, magic in Leskov’s tale.
For example, what kind of start of this story does it have:
This is the end of the tale, which comes in front of the last chapter, in which the author himself draws some conclusions and summarizes:
And here is an example of a characteristic repetition:
The tale ‘left -handed’ is close to the fairy tale narrative.The author uses the language of epics, telling about events.Fairy-tale techniques and revolutions of speech are characteristic of the tale: repetitions-” caught, caught ‘,’ wagged, wagged ‘,’I yearned, yearned,’ said,He said ‘, expressions-‘chudes to see’, ‘to arrive sovereign’, ‘to the very abolon half-brow’ and many others.Everything turns out among the heroes, as in a fairy tale, good defeats evil, but at the cost of death of the protagonist.As in a fairy tale there is a teaching, not to clean the guns with a brick, there are also tests of the hero, as in fairy tales.
In the tale, one can distinguish a characteristic fairy -tale composition:
-Leschin: Emperor Alexander Pavlovich graduated from the Vienna Council, then he wanted to go through Europe and see in different states of miracles.
-Ending: now all this is already ‘affairs of the past days’ and ‘legend of antiquity’.
Leskov included all the tricks of the fairy tale story in a fairy tale to create a magical atmosphere, give the plot to fabulousness, it seems to be, but like a fairy tale.The author made the work more folk, like the hero of the left-handed man, this is the people.Brought his heroes closer to readers, made the language more affordable, as in fairy tales.