History Literature / TheHappyPrince

6th Jan '16 9:32:27 PM ProfessorGrimm
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"The Happy Prince" is a short story by Creator/OscarWilde about a romantic swallow and the statue of a prince, who, after spending all his life in luxury, is turned into a statue who watches all the misery outside his palace.

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"The Happy Prince" is a short story fairy tale by Creator/OscarWilde about a romantic swallow and the statue of a prince, who, after spending all his life in luxury, is turned into a statue who watches all the misery outside his palace.
25th Sep '15 6:23:55 AM LordGro
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* BitterSweetEnding: See [[spoiler:DiedHappilyEverAfter]]

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* %%* BitterSweetEnding: See [[spoiler:DiedHappilyEverAfter]]%% Zero Context
25th Sep '15 3:13:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:BitterSweetEnding]]: See [[spoiler:DiedHappilyEverAfter]]

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* [[spoiler:BitterSweetEnding]]: BitterSweetEnding: See [[spoiler:DiedHappilyEverAfter]]



* [[spoiler:DiedHappilyEverAfter]]:[[spoiler:"for in my garden of Paradise this little bird shall sing for evermore, and in my city of gold the Happy Prince shall praise me."]]

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* [[spoiler:DiedHappilyEverAfter]]:[[spoiler:"for DiedHappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler:"for in my garden of Paradise this little bird shall sing for evermore, and in my city of gold the Happy Prince shall praise me."]]
31st Aug '15 5:41:34 AM Prinzenick
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* InterspeciesRomance: The swallow is in love with a reed plant early in the story.
30th May '15 8:27:49 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The Swallow lands under Happy Prince's ''clotch'' and gets wet by his tear.
16th Feb '14 6:40:35 AM manat31790
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* TakeThat: Human philosophers and those who judge things by the covers.

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* TakeThat: Human philosophers Toward human teachers, philosophers, and those who are attached to logic and judge things by the covers.
16th Feb '14 6:39:17 AM manat31790
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* ButNowIMustGo: Subverted. Happy Prince doesn't let the Swallow go despite the later's repeated remarks.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Happy Prince sacrifice all his gold. The Swallow helps him to death as he can't stand the cold weather. And nobody find them of any value afterward.]]
* HoYay: Well...
* HumansAreFlawed: Given Wilde's sarcastic tone seen in the descriptions of human characters. Also provokes in the end where the humans do not acknowledge Happy Prince's sacrifices and see him as an old statue decorated with a dead swallow, [[DramaticIrony all while the readers know what's really going on.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Happy Prince sacrifice all his gold. gold leaves. The Swallow helps him him delivering them to death as he can't stand the cold weather. And nobody find finds them of any value afterward.]]
* HoYay: Well...
* HumansAreFlawed: Given Wilde's sarcastic tone seen in the descriptions of the human characters. Also provokes provoked in the end where the humans do not acknowledge Happy Prince's sacrifices and see him as an old old, ugly statue decorated with a dead swallow, [[DramaticIrony all while the readers know what's really going on.]]


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* SpoiledSweet: Happy Prince's back story is depicted as an absolute happy person who knows no sadness and hardship, and retain his kindness even after death.
* TakeThat: Human philosophers and those who judge things by the covers.
16th Feb '14 6:28:13 AM manat31790
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The Swallow lands under Happy Prince's ''clotch'' and gets wet by his tear.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Happy Prince sacrifice all his gold. The Swallow can't stand the heat and dies. And nobody find them of any value afterward.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Happy Prince sacrifice all his gold. The Swallow helps him to death as he can't stand the heat and dies.cold weather. And nobody find them of any value afterward.]]
* HoYay: Well...
* HumansAreFlawed: Given Wilde's sarcastic tone seen in the descriptions of human characters. Also provokes in the end where the humans do not acknowledge Happy Prince's sacrifices and see him as an old statue decorated with a dead swallow, [[DramaticIrony all while the readers know what's really going on.
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* TheSeer: Happy Prince
16th Feb '14 4:12:55 AM manat31790
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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Happy Prince oversees human's suffering and sympathizes for them all.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Happy Prince sacrifice all his gold. The Swallow can't stand the heat and dies. And nobody find them of any value afterward.]]
11th Sep '13 9:32:08 AM ThisIsATestTai
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* DoubleEntendre: The description of the Reed is full of these.


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* StealthPun: The description of the reed, which is full of double entendres about plants
-->[...]''The Reed shook her head, she was so attached to her home.''
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