The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde

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Muhammad Anwer
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Re: The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde

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The Happy Prince presents a fairy tale atmosphere to teach a moral lesson in the traditional manners of a fable.
Under the garb of a fairy tale, the story is a sharp criticism on the shallow ethical values of Victorian society. It is condemnation of the Snobbish attitude of the elite class and blindness of the rulers who have no idea of the misery of the poor. They never come out of their palaces to take a look at the misery of the downtrodden people though there is no mystery as great as misery.
Under the garb of a fairy tale, the writer tries to impress upon us that God loves only those who love and serve their fellow human beings.
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I've read this story multiple times and I don't remember ever finishing it without tears in my eyes. Even the thought of it is capable of giving an ache to my chest. The Happy Prince for me is the even more special as it is the very first book that made me shed tears all those years ago when I was still a little girl.
But that's the irony, broken people are not fragile.
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