The Happy Prince Summary

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1401A E2 Li Shuwen Karen Review of the Happy Prince Oscar Wilde (1854~1900), the author of the Happy Prince, was born in Dublin, Irish. He is an excellent playwright, poet and author. He was imprisoned for two years hard labor after being convicted of "gross indecency" with other men. The Happy Prince tells a story about a swallow meets the statue "Happy Prince" and they work together to help the poor till they died. The main characters of the book are the Happy Prince and the swallow, as they represent the idea of the story. Outline: I. The swallow was left behind and he met the Happy Prince statue. II. The Happy Prince asks the swallow to take the ruby from his sword to help an ill boy. III. The Happy Prince asks the swallow to take the sapphires from his eyes to help a poor writer and a little girl. IV.…show more content…
The Happy Prince asks the swallow to take the golden leaf covering his body to help people in need. V. The swallow died of cold and the Happy Prince heartbroken for it. VI. An angel take them to heaven as they are the two most precious things in the city The swallow was died and the statue was torn down, they live forever in the heaven, the bird will sing and the prince will cry no more in the end. The theme of the story is true love needs sacrifice and we shouldn’t judge someone only from his appearance. Wilder is so good at use simple story to reveal profound truth. Every sentence of the book needs to be carefully read. In my opinion, the Happy Prince sympathy for every poor people in the city but ignored his only companion who laid down its life for the Happy Prince. It reminds me to cherish people who accompany me and never ignore them. Class: 1401A Seat: E2 Name: Li Shuwen Karen Review of the Happy Prince Author Oscar Wilde (1854~1900), the author of the Happy Prince, was born in Dublin, Irish. He is an excellent playwright, poet and author. He was imprisoned for two years hard labor after being convicted of "gross indecency" with other
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