Answer following questions in about 100 words.
Q1) Give a brief character sketch of the happy prince?
Ans1) The prince always remain happy when he was alive; hence his courtiers called him ‘happy prince’. After his death a statue of him was erected at a central place. Statue was ornamented with gold and precious stones. His eyes were studded with sapphire. The statue could see the whole city and its misery. Rich people were enjoying lavish life. On the other hand poor people were suffering and starving. He was moved by seeing the pity condition of his subjects. With the help of a swallow he tried to help the people. He gave all his gold and precious stones to needy people. He sacrificed his eyes to help playwright and a match girl. He was a kind hearted and loving prince.
Q2) Compare similarities between the swallow and the prince.
Ans2) The swallow and the prince both were kind hearted. They were moved deeply by the suffering of people. The prince wept to see the misery of the people. His tears fell on the swallow that was also moved to pity to see all this. He decided to help poor and part with his jewel, sapphires and gold. Swallow helped the prince by carrying all these things to needy people. Both found pleasure in helping others. Both did not hesitate in even sacrificing. Prince became blind in the effort of helping others. The swallow bears the cold and lives on crumbs.