answersLogoWhite
Hans Christian Andersen
The Ugly Duckling

Why did Hans Christian Andersen write The Ugly Duckling?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2009-06-25 17:08:22

Here's my guess: the story tells us that we should look at people's hearts, not their appearance. And that it doesn't matter what others think of you, as long as you set a good goal for yourself. The duckling wished to be as beautiful as a swan, but what he didn't know was that he already had it in him, but to see it he had to endure many hardships. If he had given up all hope and let himself die during winter, he wouldn't have seen himself become a beautiful swan in the end.

The duckling wasn't really ugly, he just didn't belong with the other ducks and geese. He was in fact different, and more beautiful, but they thought him ugly and stupid. Sometimes people don't understand, and mock others who are perhaps better than them. Andersen was known to not have much luck with the ladies, and the sad tone to many of his stories are probably the result of his real life heartaches.

001
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

Is the ugly duckling written by Hans Christian Andersen?

Yes, Hans Christian Andersen wrote The Ugly Duckling.


Did hand Anderson write the ugly duckling?

Hans Christian Andersen wrote the Ugly Duckling.


Who wrote the ugly duckling?

Hans Christian Andersen.


Author of the ugly duckling?

Hans Christian Andersen


Who is the publisher of Ugly Duckling?

Hans Christian Andersen


When did Hans Christian Andersen write The Ugly Duckling?

The story was written in 1842 and published in 1843.


Who was the ugly duckling written by?

The Ugly Duckling was written by Hans Christian Andersen.


What is the author of the story the ugly duckling?

Hans Christian Andersen wrote The Ugly Duckling.


Who wrote the story The Ugly Duckling?

Hans Christian Andersen wrote the story "The Ugly Duckling".


Didn't Hans Christian Andersen write The Emperor's New Clothes?

No, Hans Christian Andersen did.


Which Danish author wrote The Ugly Duckling?

Hans Christian Andersen in 1843.


What is the name of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a swan?

The Ugly Duckling


What's the setting of the ugly duckling by Hans Christian Andersen?

The Ugly Duckling was set on a farm with a barn and a lake.


What kind of stories did Hans Christian Andersen write?

Hans Christian Andersen wrote fairy tales.


What farily tale did Hans christian andersen write?

Hans Christian Andersen has written 168 fairy tales.


What did Hans Christian Andersen write?

Hans Christian Andersen wrote over 160 childrens bookseg.little Marimaid


What did Hans christian andersen do?

He wrote fairytales. He also wrote "The Ugly Duckling", Thumbelina, and The Little Mermaid!


Who wrote the story of the ugly duckling and The Little Mermaid?

Hans Christian Andersen wrote both of these stories.


Can you name three Hans christian andersen fairy tale?

The little mermaid, the snow queen and the ugly duckling


Did Hans Christian Andersen make The Ugly Duckling?

Yes, Christian Anderson made the ugly duckling but he didn't make the original one someone else did. maybe the Grimm brothers.


Who thought to write fairy tales?

Hans christian andersen


What stories did Hans Christian Andersen write?

The sound of music


How tall is Hans Christian Andersen?

Hans Christian Andersen is 185 cm.


Where did the 'Ugly Duckling' story come from?

The story was first written by Hans Christian Andersen in Denmark, 1843.


When did the Ugly Duckling take place?

The Ugly Duckling was written in in November of 1843 by Hans Christian Andersen. He wrote it himself. It was not a folktale that he heard. The author claimed it was his autobiography.


Still have questions?