The story evolves around the Happy Prince.
The narrator is not involved in the story or connected to any of the characters.
"The bird asked the prince, "Then why are you crying? I am wet with your tears."
On page 2 of the story:
- "He passed the palace and heard the sound of dancing. A beautiful girl - was at a window with her lover. 'I hope my dress will be ready for the dance next week,' she said. 'Those women are so lazy.'" - "The bird passed over the river and flew and flew ..."
On page 4 of the story:
"The little bird became colder. He did not leave the prince, because he loved him too much. But he was dying."
A. Greedy describes someone who has a selfish desire for wealth or power.
B. Selfless describes someone who is concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than one's own.
C. Compassionate describes someone who feels or shows sympathy and concern for others.
D. Benevolent decribes someone who is kind and helpful.
Re-think your answer after reading the following meaning of the proverbs:
A. People with same interests and characters stay together.
B. Giving is better than taking.
C. It's not easy to earn money.
D. If you treat other badly, you will be treated badly by others too.
The Happy Prince
Extension: Think and Share
12. If you were the little bird, would you stay with the Happy Prince until you die?
13. What is the purpose of mentioning the Town Councillors at the beginning and towards the end of the story?
14. Could you share an incident in your life when you truly feel that it is better to give than to receive?