#QOTD – Do you read children’s books?
I have loved reading all the fairy tales as a child, and have imagined myself as a princess. I have never really waited for my prince charming, but those fairy tales made me believe that a prince will fight the monsters of my life, and I will live happily ever after. But, now as an adult I feel, I was just being cheated by those dreamy stories. If they would have hold some reality, then I would have known that when we eat the poison apple in life or prick ourselves with a spindle of the spinning wheel of life, no prince charming will save us! We have to survive and deal with it, and be our own hero.
The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde is just that! It captures the reality of life. It does not have dreamy endings, become life does not have dreamy endings. It is a collection of short stories for children, but I don’t think I as a child was able to appreciate the irony and dark humour that exists in this book. These quick stories carry a sense of injustice. Most of them don’t have a happy ending, unlike what is always portrayed to children, which I think was one of the things I liked most about this collection.
A collection I would most definitely recommend.