The song of the nightingale is perceived to be melancholic as it stirs a feeling of compassion and gratitude of the long-lost, pawing over the branches of the birch tree their music seems to present the cascading glitter of self-belief and escape from mortification due to the harsh realities faced by the oblivion traveller.The tragic tale comes from the account of the famous poet Ovid’s metamorphosis as described in the second century BC of the ancient Greek culture. Philomela being nailed by Tereus: her sister’s husband, retaliated with the help of her sister, leaving the king and everlasting grief by making him eat the boiled the corpse of his son. According to the myth, Tereus ran to kill the duo and after having prayed the Good God, the pair was metamorphosed to birds with Philomela changing to Nightingale and her sister Procne to a swallow. Watch video in link below
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However, the statement forms a basis of discussion as argued by the critics of the possibility of it being vice-versa since Tereus cut the tongue of Philomela, her sister can be viewed to be the subject of the wistfulness as she tends to sing her sad song grieving about her sister’s detrimental status.Nevertheless, the crux of the story still focusses and tries to develop around its central characters, but the conclusion seems to be glancing at zenith rather than the horizon: to the dead. The readers more or less seem to empathise of the inhumane nature shown by a mother in killing her child and what comes into the picture is the “Itys innocence”.Mutilation of the human tongue and expression through tapestry signals the importance of education for women as well as the viability of philosophy” the truth can never be concealed.