Wilde’s “Great Egoist” in a brief summary

Wilde’s “Great Egoist” in a brief summary

Every day after school, children played in a wonderfully beautiful garden. But one day the giant returned – the owner of this garden. He drove out all the children and forbade them to return. He was a big egoist. When the time came for spring, she did not come to the garden of the giant. There were still reigning Winter, Snow, Frost and the North Wind and Hail. The giant was very sad about this. Suddenly, one day he heard a linnet under his window, looked out and saw that the garden had blossomed, because the children had slipped into it through a small hole and climbed up onto the trees. Only in the far corner of the garden was one small boy unable to reach the tree, and it was covered with snow alone. The giant left the house and headed for the boy. All the children fled, frightened of the giant, but the kid did not notice his approach. The giant silently crept up to him and planted it on a tree that immediately blossomed. The kid kissed the giant and left. Since then, children have always played in the garden of a giant, and he watched them and waited all the time for that little boy, but he no longer returned to the garden.

But somehow once on a winter morning the Giant, looking out of the window, noticed a tree in bloom in the far corner of the garden. His branches were of pure gold, and silver fruits hung on them, and that same boy stood under the tree. Having run up to it, the Giant saw on his palms and feet a wound from nails. The boy said that these wounds were born of Love. Then the Giant asked the boy who he was. But the boy said only that once the Giant allowed him to play in his garden, and today he will take him to his garden, which is called Paradise. The next day the Giant was found dead under a tree covered in white.


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Wilde’s “Great Egoist” in a brief summary