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Questions for Reading and Discussion

The Happy Prince

  • Does the Prince believe that people can be happy? Does he think they should be happy?

  • Is the Prince selfish to ask the Swallow to stay on night after night, even though the winter is dangerous for him?

  • Why is the Prince made to lose his beauty doing good deeds?

  • Why does the Prince give gold to the poor, even though he doesn't think it can make them happy?

  • According to the story, is it selfish to appreciate beauty?

Junior Great Books Read-Aloud Program and Junior Great Books Series 2.