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YMMV / The Happy Prince

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  • Alternate Aesop Interpretation: The story also shows the detriment of constant sacrifice and how excessively helping some people can lead you to be a detriment for others. The prince begs the swallow to tear down his bulk for the good of others, leaving him such a sorry state that the swallow refuses to leave him, forcing the guilt ridden prince to watch it slowly die from the cold.
  • Cargo Ship: The Swallow and the Reed.
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  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Wilde intended this sad, somber tale for children.