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Shvoong Home>Books>Novels & Novellas>The Selfish Giant Review

The Selfish Giant

Book Review   by:buta     Original Author: Oscar Wilde
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The giant had a beautiful garden. It had lovely green grass, peach trees and rich fruits. Birds sang there and children played. The giant was away staying at his friends place. When he came back he scared the children away from the garden. Now the children had no place to play and were sad. That year spring came all over the country but not in the giant’s garden. It remained covered with snow frost and hail. No flowers bloomed neither did the birds sing.

One morning he found flowers in the garden, the birds singing and found children on the branches of the trees. But there was still winter in one corner of the garden. There was a little boy in that corner who could not climb the trees. The giant came out and helped him to climb the tree. He also played with the children. The little child kissed the giant. This melted the giant’s heart. The children played everyday in the garden after school. One afternoon the little child was missing. The giant looked for him daily but couldn’t find him. Years passed. The giant grew old and weak.

One winter morning that very child was again seen in the garden. The giant ran to him and found that the child had prints of nails on his palms and feet. The child said that they were the wounds of love. He said he wanted to take him to his garden, which is the Paradise.

That afternoon the children found the giant lying dead and covered with flowers in the garden.

Published: August 07, 2008   
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  1. Answer   Question  :    why was the tree in the farhest corner of the garden still covered with snow View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    why was the giant called selfish View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    How do i come to know that the child in "The Selfish Giant" was none other than Jesus Christ? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    what is the advantage of having such walls or fence around your property? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    what was the little boy doing when the giant saw him ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    he was waiting for the giant to come to his paradise's garden Wednesday, June 04, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    auther ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    Oscar Wilde Friday, March 14, 2014
  1. Answer  :    Oscar wild Tuesday, December 03, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    why did the giant use words of old english View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    the summaryof this story View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    This is just WRONG! Why sad storys?? :'( View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    why was the child missing? ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    because he was not a human Saturday, October 27, 2012
  1. Answer  :    The child was missing for he was not an ordinary child he was God in the form of a child.He came to giant's palace to change his behaviour about children. Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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  1. 3.

    story

    perfect

    0 Rating Tuesday, January 24, 2012
  2. 2. dhananjhay

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    like it but not so much i thing it should be given in more details

    3 Rating Monday, September 26, 2011
  3. 1. nurin nadhira

    the selfish giant

    wah, saya sangat kagum dengan cerita ini!

    3 Rating Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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