Ukrainian language and literature teacher Kateryna Molodyk reflects on a difficult topic: good and evil, which live in everyone and are often not what they seem. We are talking about the story-fairy tale of the modern Ukrainian writer Yurii Vynnychuk “A Place for the Dragon.”
The author writes about typical fairy-tale characters: a beautiful princess, a brave knight, a grand prince, and a terrible dragon. But don’t be in a hurry to stick to shortcuts. All these are just external features. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry warned that you cannot see the most important thing with your eyes. The roles change in a strange way, and the one who seemed fair and good actually turns out to be the bearer of the greatest darkness within himself.
This is a very touching story. It makes you think about devotion and self-sacrifice, that you need to look into the essence and not judge by appearance. It is about injustice and the urge to look inside yourself, not let the inner darkness win.
Listen to the audio lesson here.
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The “Learn with your Ears” project is implemented by the NGO “Smart Education” with the support of the Educo Foundation with a team of teachers, methodologists and psychologist Svitlana Roiz.