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Chingiz Aitmatov, "Early Cranes": a short summary

In this article, let's talk about the work of Chingiz Aitmatov "Early Cranes". The brief content of the story will be the main theme for us. The work is programmed and studied in school.

About the work

Chingiz Aitmatov - Russian and Kyrgyz writermid-20th and early 21st century. "Early Cranes" (a brief summary will be considered below) is a fairly well-known work by the author. The protagonist is a 14-year-old boy, whose father went to war. The book tells that, despite the hardships, he retains his humanity, kindness and honesty. The work has a pronounced didactic orientation.

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"Early Cranes": a short summary (Aitmatov)

События повести происходят во время Второй world war. In ayil in Kyrgyzstan there is a poor little school, it does not heat classes, but there is no way out, and children have to be content with what they have.

У доски преподавательница рассказывает замерзшим and to the grown-up children about the distant exotic island of Ceylon. There it is warm, unusual and amazing animals are found, unprecedented plants and fruits grow, and people live according to strange customs and laws.

But not all students listen attentively to the teacher.Far from the school of thought of a 14-year-old boy named Sultanmurat, the main character of the story "Early Cranes." The summary describes the thoughts of the child. His thoughts come back to childhood, when he and his father went to the zoo and circus, walked, did housework, then the war did not start yet, and his father did not go to the front. In the family of Sultanmurat there are four children, and our hero is the oldest of them, so the care of the younger fell on his shoulders. But the boy's thoughts not only about his father, he dreams about the classmate Myrzagul.

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Because of the difficulties that arose with the advent of the war,the collective farm chairman turns to the plow fields for school children for help. After a short discussion it was decided that now the children will instead work in the field together with the adult population of ayil.

Sultanmurat is instructed to watch the horses.Prior to him, these animals were handled by his father, so the boy takes special care of them, cares and feels a connection with the parent. Since Sultanmurat showed himself well, he is appointed to lead the workers' detachment. They are sent to the Aksakay tract for processing fields. Sultanmurat is now responsible for horses, people, controls work and monitors equipment.


Despite the responsibility that lay on theshoulders, the hero of the story "Early Cranes" still remains a teenager. The summary tells how once a friend of the boy Atynai, deciding to draw attention to Myrzagul, begins riding on his horse in front of her, but mistakes and falls with the horse. The animal podvorachivaet joint and begins to limp. Sultanmurat, responsible for the horses, is beaten as a punishment for oversight by the foreman.

The boy's mother is ill. It becomes more difficult for him to be responsible for his family. But then his uncle, his mother's brother, comes and takes over part of Sultanmurat's duties.

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About how the boy misses on Myrzagul, tells a brief description ("Early Cranes"). Therefore, Sultanmurat sends his brother to give the girl a message. But she does not answer.

However, soon teenagers meet at the well,Myrzagul is able to confess his feelings to the boy. The girl reciprocates. But then the jealous Atynai appears and attacks the classmate, wishing to teach him a lesson.


Approaches to the denouement of the work "Early Cranes"summary. Aitmatov creates a hero capable of forgiveness and kindness. When the news of the death of Athena's father comes, Sultanmurat sympathizes with his offender and supports him.

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The work is completed on the first field.However, trouble is coming. In the yurt where the schoolchildren slept, horse thieves sneak in and bind students. Criminals lead off several horses. The boys manage to get out, and Sultanmurat goes for the thieves in pursuit of his father's horse. Thieves manage to escape by shooting the animal of their pursuer. The boy falls to the ground and cries. Here Sultanmurat sees the approaching wolf.

The work “Early Cranes” ends (a summary of the chapters was presented in the article) by the way the main character gets up, twists his horse in his hand and prepares to fight the beast.