Henry,The Prince Of The Street

by Hai, Hans, Jana, Lara


1. Analyse, why Henry decides to leave his family and live on the streets of Dublin.

-No identity ( p. 41 ll. 33)
-Escape from rags, scarcity, dirt and weakness ( p.53 ll. 6 )
-Adventures and chaos matching to his personal misery
( p.53 ll. 6)

2. Examine the relationship between Henry and Victor and explain in what way it differs from the relationships he has with his other brothers and sisters.

Relationships to brothers and sisters:
-No relationship ( p. 52 ll. 1 ; p. 54 ll. 24 ; p. 55 ll. 3)
-Henry Star, his dead brother is hated ( p. 43 ll. 34 )

Relationship to Victor:

-Very good / close relationship ( p. 59 l. 25 )
-Survive together ( p. 71 ll. 10 )
-Victor respects Henry, who is responsible for Victor
( p. 75 ll. 9 ; p. 90 ll. 22 )
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Henry‘s life has a sense again ( respected, not alone )

3. Describe how Henry and Victor manage to survive on the streets of Dublin. Do this by introducing the people they have contact with and the jobs they do.

-Robbed, helped, invented, begged ( p. 71 l. 20 )

-Mister Lipman, Russian Jewman : push baskets ( p.71 ll. 30 )
-Blow ice-cream seller’s bugle ( p. 72 l. 23 )
-Catch rats for the dog fighters ( p. 72 l. 26 )
-Sell bones to Keefe’s, the knackers ( p. 72 l. 26 )
-Beg for Rafferty ( p. 72 ll. 26 )
-Sell stolen newspapers / flowers ( p. 72 ll. 36 )
-Help drovers ( p. 75 l. 20 ) – sell or eat cows ( p. 76 ll. 8 )
-Fight for Ireland – maim absentee’s cattle – win land back
( p. 77 ll. 35 )

4. Discuss Henry’s interpretation that :

“ The city killed Victor“ ( p. 90 l. 32 )

-Poverty
-Malnutrition
-Hygiene
-Scarcity
-Injustice / inequal distribution of wealth
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( p. 90. ll. 22 )