The Selfish Giant

 

The Selfish Giant is a short children’s fantasy story that revolves around the character arc of a giant from being selfish to learning to love and care. Upon returning from his friend’s after seven years, he sees children playing in his beautifully kept garden and hangs the banner – TRESPASSERS WILL BE PROSECUTED. Seeing this forbiddance, spring refuses to enter his garden, and snow, frost, and hail hang around over the year. Finally, the giant’s heart melts seeing a little boy, and he lets the children in, as well as the spring once again.