Read the passage about the main themes of the story and insert the following sentences:

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   Acts of true love and devotion for the poor can help us achieve true happiness      great gap between the rich and the poor      is a moral and social allegory      love and sacrifice are two saving forces      outward beauty is nothing      the contrast between shallowness and altruism, idleness and sacrifice, contempt and compassion   
The story "The Happy Prince" : through the eyes of The Happy Prince, who once was adored by all and now is a statue, it analyses . As an allegorical story, characters and events stand for larger ideas for a moral instruction: “”.
The story has at least three main themes.
- The first theme of the story is that . It is just a show. The real beauties are love and sacrifice. The Happy Prince has a lead heart, but this heart is full of sympathies for the poor and the needy. He sacrifices his eyes and beauty just to help them. He gives away his gold covering bit by bit to the poor. Now without his eyes and gold covering, he looks so ugly that he is sent to furnace to melt. He has lost outward beauty, but with sacrifice and love, he has achieved spiritual beauty. God is pleased with him. After his death, he is taken to the city of gold. The same happens with the Swallow. He sacrifices his life for the love of the Happy Prince. Nevertheless, he also achieves spiritual beauty. He will sing forever in God’s garden of Paradise.
- The second theme is that . This world is full of poverty, hypocrisy, and exploitation. If there were no love and sacrifice, the world could not go on its axis. It is because of love and sacrifice that this life is going on. Therefore, it is true that love and sacrifice are two saving forces.
- The third theme is social injustice: , the rulers and the masses. The third theme of the story is that there is great gap between the rich and the poor, the rulers and the masses. The Happy Prince did not know about the poor and their problems when he was alive. Therefore, it means that the rulers at that time did not know about the problems and the difficulties of the masses.