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Studying The Happy Prince - Chapter Summary
You're in the right place if you need to review the literary elements of Oscar Wilde's short story, The Happy Prince. Follow along with our expert English instructors to explore the themes, characters and plot of the story. The chapter comes with interactive self-assessments to help you check your understanding of the lesson topics. You can also submit questions to our instructors if you need any extra help, and the chapter is accessible on any Internet-connected device. By the end of the chapter, you should be equipped to:
- Summarize The Happy Prince
- Analyze the story's themes
- Describe and analyze the characters from The Happy Prince
1. The Happy Prince Summary
The source of happiness comes not from worldly possessions, but from helping others. In this lesson, you'll learn more about 'The Happy Prince' and his helpful friend, the Swallow.
2. The Happy Prince: Themes & Analysis
Love, compassion and sacrifice are all a part of the themes of Oscar Wilde's 'The Happy Prince.' In this lesson, we'll take a closer look at the lessons this story has to teach us about interacting with others.
3. The Happy Prince Characters
Oscar Wilde's classic fairy tale 'The Happy Prince' teaches an important lesson about helping others. But, what characters does Wilde use to teach this lesson? Find out in this lesson.
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