The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde: Theme & Analysis


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In ''The Selfish Giant,'' the children of the village play happily in the beautiful garden until the giant returns and _____.

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1. Once the children are gone, only the _____ will come to the garden in ''The Selfish Giant.''

2. Christian literary criticism is common for this story largely because of the _____ found on the little boy's hands and feet in ''The Selfish Giant.''

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to discover how much you know about The Selfish Giant. For the quiz, you'll be responsible for knowing about the giant's return and the dominant season in the garden after the children are gone, among other topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you understand about:

  • A Christian image in the story
  • A lingering question about the giant
  • Symbolism of the boy kissing the giant

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on an analysis of The Selfish Giant
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the images of Christianity in the story
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the boy kissing the giant and what happened when the giant returned after seven years to the garden

Additional Learning

Learn more about the story with the lesson we've called The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde: Theme & Analysis. You'll be taught about the following areas of study:

  • When the story was published
  • The reason spring comes to the garden
  • Themes and imagery in the story
  • Salvation of the giant