The Selfish Giant By Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein once said, “God did not create evil. Just as darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of God.” Now 1 John 4:16 in the Bible mention that, “God is love”. By tallying the two statements, the logical conclusion that the void created by the lack of love, is evil. Love, it can eliminate the darkness of evil. In “The Selfish Giant”, evil can be portrayed as the selfishness exhibited by the Giant, and what that evil caused. Similarly in the second story, “Each In His Own Tongue” also held this theme of love conquering evil. These short stories capture the timeless virtue that love can overcome all forms of evil; a view that is quite eminent and should be generally exercised, however, is infrequently practiced by society. How can Christians treat evil with love?

The short story, “The Selfish Giant”, has the eloquent technique of being elementary while consistently being significant. The story has several nuggets of morals and virtue concealed: one of it being the power of love and how it subdues the evils of selfishness. The Giant was not appreciative upon noticing children reveling in his garden upon his return and he built a wall around the garden accordingly. Spring arrived at its due time; however, it did not enter the giant’s garden. When the giant subsequently recognized his selfishness, he grants the garden back to the children and spring is restored. A synopsis of the story reveals that demonstrates the selfishness of the giant to be an evil…

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