Oscar wilde the birthday of infanta

She was just twelve years of age, and the sun was shining brightly in the gardens of the palace. Although she was a real Princess and the Infanta of Spain, she had only one birthday every year, just like the children of quite poor people, so it was naturally a matter of great importance to the whole country that she should have a really line day for the occasion.

Oscar wilde the birthday of infanta

This fantastic story takes place in one of the most special days for the entire Spanish kingdom, the twelfth birthdays of the young and beloved Princess Infanta. The only one in the whole kingdom who seems to be in sorrow, even on such a special day is the father and king of the princess.

The King has been in grieving since the Princess was young. His lovely wife has died after only six months of becoming a mother.

On this day he is especially upset as he looks at the girl and he remembers his beloved wife. The dwarf, oblivious of his appearance which the others find monstrous and mock, believes that everybody laughs for his amazing dancing.

The princess is so amused that she gives the dwarf a white rose which he treasures as a gift of her love. When the dwarf finds his way into the palace he is shocked when he finally discover that a monster he encounters is actually his reflection.

Oscar wilde the birthday of infanta

Once the Princess and her friends find him in his sulking they laugh to the point where the dwarf falls dead. Unaware of the dwarf death the princess calls her uncle to tell the dwarf to keep dancing. The coldhearted uncle tells her he has died of a broken heart.

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I really appreciated this work and I think The Birthday of the Infanta shows the harsh treatment of those who are not seen as being worth respect. The birds in contrast fly quickly around him and speak of the dwarf as a kind and beautiful thing. The birds have had experience with the dwarf and have seen his kindness as he feed them in his previous home in the woods.

I think the flowers represent those people who are not able to move form what their eye show them and the birds represent the people who are able to look deeper into the soul of a human being. The Birthday of the Infanta shows how society sets standard of what is beautiful and what is monstrous.

Even thought the dwarf contains all the qualities that we would consider to make a good and kind hearted person, he is treated as a freak and is put on exhibition to be laugh at.

In the final moments of his life even he asks why he was made so ugly and even goes as far as asking why his own father did not take his life when he saw how ugly he was. In complete contract the ugly hearted and evil spirited princess is seen as the embodiment of beauty and all that is good, while she is really a mean and spoiled creature who only cares about her own satisfaction.

Her words at the end show her interest is in solely her own entertainment.Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, Vol. 3: The Birthday of the Infanta Hardcover – September 1, by Oscar Wilde (Author)/5(5). The Birthday of the Infanta was based on the story of that title by Oscar Wilde and was commissioned by Hidden Valley Music Seminar at Claremont, California.

In addition to his classical and film score work, Mr. Seagrave has also produced several rock bands. "The Birthday of the Infanta" is a historical fiction for children by the Irish author Oscar Wilde. The action of "The Birthday of the Infanta" takes place in Spain at an unspecified point in the past.

It is the twelfth birthday of the Infanta, the only daughter, and only child, of the King of Spain /5. It was the birthday of the Infanta. She was just twelve years of age, and the sun was shining brightly in the gardens of the palace.

Although she was a real Princess and the Infanta of Spain, she had only one birthday every year, just like the children of quite poor people, so it was naturally a matter of great importance to the whole country.

Apr 20,  · The Birthday of the Infanta written by Oscar Wild Read by David Reid. It was the birthday of the Infanta. She was just twelve years of age, and the sun was shining brightly in the gardens of the palace. Although she was a real Princess and the Infanta of Spain, she had only one birthday every year, just like the children of quite poor people, so it was naturally a matter of great importance to the whole country that she should have a really fine day for the occasion.

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