• Ismi Sarah



1. The young student : He wasn’t a true love

2. The Nightiangle : willing sacrificed her life to the young student, brave, nice,

3. The Girl : ungrateful and materialistic

4. The Red Rose tree

5. The White Rose tree

6. The Yellow Rose tree

7. A Butterfly

8. The Oak tree


1. Exsposition : The Prince gives a ball and his love would be dance with him until dawn if he bring her a red rose. Its makes the young student sad and cried, because he can’t found red rose in garden. The Nightingale heard him from her nest in the holm-oak tree, and she looked out through the leaves, and wondered.

“She said that she would dance with me if I brought her red roses,” cried the young Student; “but in all my garden there is no red rose.” From her nest in the holm-oak tree the Nightingale heard him, and she looked out through the leaves, and wondered. “No red rose in all my garden!” he cried, and his beautiful eyes filled with tears………………………….

“Here indeed is the true lover,” said the Nightingale. “What I sing of, he suffers: what is joy to me, to him is pain. Surely Love is a wonderful thing. It is more precious than emeralds, and dearer than fine opals. Pearls and pomegranates cannot buy it, nor is it set forth in the market-place. It may not be purchased of the merchants, nor can it be weighed out in the balance for gold.” ………………………………………..

“The musicians will sit in their gallery,” said the young Student, “and play upon their stringed instruments, and my love will dance to the sound of the harp and the violin. She will dance so lightly that her feet will not touch the floor, and the courtiers in their gay dresses will throng around her. But with me she will not dance, for I have no red rose to give her”; and he flung himself down on the grass, and buried his face in his hands, and wept.

2. Complication : A butterfly and a little Green Lizard wondered why is the young student weeping. The Nightiangle that sat in the oak tree tells the problem of the young student. She thought about the mystery of love and suddenly she soared into the air to looking for a red rose. She flew over in every beautiful rose trees and said, ”give me a red rose and I will sing you my sweetest song”. After flew over to the white and yellow rose, finally she found the red rose tree, but the red rose tree have no roses.

There is a way to get the red rose and it is too hard.

3. Climax : The Nightiangle would be do everything to get a red rose. To get it, she must build it out of music by moonlight and make it red with her own heart’s blood. She must sing to red rose tree with her breast against a thorn and her blood must flow into the red rose tree veins. The Nightiangle do agree although she knew that she would be died. So she spread her brown wings for flight, and soared into the air. She swept over the garden like a shadow, and like a shadow she sailed through the grove.

The Nightiangle asked to the young student to be happy. The student looked up from the grass and listened, but he couldn’t understand what the Nightingale was saying. The oak tree understood, and felt sad. She sang of the birth of love in the heart of a boy and a girl. And on the top branch of the rose tree, there blossomed a marvelous rose, petal after petal, as song followed song. Her song grew wilder as she sang of love, and the marvelous rose became crimson, like an eastern sky. The red rose tree cried to the Nightingale to press closer against the thorn. Then she gave one last burst of music. the rose is finished now. But the Nightingale made no answer, for she was lying dead in the long grass, with the thorn in her heart.

4. Resolution : At the noon, the young student opened his window and looked out. There are red rose. Then he leaned down and plucked it. He put on red rose on his hat and ran up to his professor’s house with the rose. He want to met the daughter of the professor and demand fulfillment her promise. But, the girl frowned, she broke her promise to dance with him, if he brought a red rose. She got some jewels from the Price’s nephew, which coat far more than flowers.

5. Ending : The young student was angry and threw the red rose into the street, where it fell into the gutter and a cartwheel went over it. The young student go back to his house.

“It is not half as useful as Logic, for it does not prove anything, and it is always telling one of things that are not going to happen, and making one believe things that are not true. In fact, it is quite unpractical, and, as in this age to be practical is everything, I shall

go back to Philosophy and study Metaphysics.”

So he returned to his room and pulled out a great dusty book, and began to read.

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