Wilde About Giants Paper (summer13)

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Entering into Oscar Wilde’s “The Selfish Giant,” readers are provided with a broad description of a garden, which brings a sense of familiarity to the Garden of Eden. The garden, with its beauty, delicacy, and fertility, offers plentiful fruits and flowers for children to enjoy. Reading the simple sentences and easy-to-picture imagery, confirm that “The Selfish Giant” was written for children. The “large lovely garden” overflowed with prosperity: “peach-trees,” “delicate blossoms,” and singing birds. “Rich,” “sweetly,” “beautiful,” and “soft,” words used commonly in a child’s vocabulary, can be seen flourished throughout the descriptions of the story. Wilde delivers the details of the garden in both a brief and depictive manner. Since the story was intended for children, who stereotypically have a greater capacity for imagination, Wilde does not use advanced descriptors of the imagery that would steal away the reader’s opportunity to create her/his own version of the garden. Imagery, in this story, has been left to the audience to decide while still having some details provided. The lack of specific imagery details is one of the key characteristics of a children’s story. The voice of the speaker reads just as a children’s story teller speaks to a group of children; the third person voice appears very limited at this point in the story. Having the narrative voice of the story play an outside role gives the readers the physical viewpoint of an actual audience. The
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  • Summer '13
  • NevilleHoad
  • Fairy tale, Garden of Eden, Selfish Giant

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