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Studying The Selfish Giant - Chapter Summary
Follow along with our expert literature instructors to study The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde. Inside the chapter, you'll find bite-sized lessons that are taught in an engaging and easy-to-understand instructional style. You'll be able to solidify your understanding of the story's characters, plot and theme by taking the included self-assessment quizzes and chapter exam. The chapter's flexible and mobile-friendly format allows you to study whenever and wherever it's convenient. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Summarize The Selfish Giant
- Analyze its themes
- Describe the story's characters
- Plan lessons about the short story
1. The Selfish Giant Summary
What happens when selfishness overtakes your heart? In this lesson about Oscar Wilde's short story, 'The Selfish Giant,' you'll find out! Through the story, we'll also explore what can happen when a giant's heart is changed.
2. The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde: Theme & Analysis
Oscar Wilde's short story 'The Selfish Giant' has been enjoyed by generations of children as a fable about selfishness and redemption. This lesson will look at some of the hidden meanings beneath the children's story.
3. The Selfish Giant Characters
At some point, we all learn the importance of sharing with others, and the Giant in Oscar Wilde's 'The Selfish Giant' learns just that lesson. Check out this lesson for more information about the Giant and other characters in Wilde's fairytale.
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