The Selfish Giant

  • Question 1

    Why is the Giant called selfish?


    The Giant has a beautiful large garden and he didn't let the kids play in his garden. He drives kids away and builds a high wall around his garden and puts up a board 'Trespasser will be prosecuted.'

    Question 2

    On one occasion the children said: “How happy we are here!” Later they said: “How happy we were there!” What are they referring to in both the cases?


    In the first instance, they refer to the garden of the Giant where they would play back from school. < br>
    They refer to the garden again in the second situation ; they talk about how pleased they were before the Giant stopped playing in his garden.

    Question 3

    (i) When spring came, it was still winter in the garden. What does winter stand for or indicate here?


    Winter is a negative and desolate setting in the tale. Trees and flowers are not blossoming in this setting. Winter also relates to a depressive and lazy atmosphere. Because birds didn't sing, kids didn't play and spring didn't visit the garden, their stay in the garden was extended by winter.

    Question 4

    Winter has been presented like a story with its own characters and their activities. Describe the story in your own words.


    The spring refuses to visit because the Giant constructed a high wall around his garden. The birds did not sing because there were no kids. Not even the trees were blossoming. A flower placed its head out of the grass in a specific example. But when she saw the giant's notice board, she felt sad and sorry for the kids, got back on the grass, and went to bed.

    On the other side, he was very pleased with rain and frost. The frost dropped on all the trees while the snow covered the grass. They encouraged the North Wind to remain with them, and they were requested to visit even the Hail later. Every day, the Hail rattled the castle's roof until some of it began to break, and then it went around the garden as quickly as it could.

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