The Prince And The Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper


On an autumn day in the ancient city of London, in the second quarter of sixteenth century, a boy was born to a poor family of the name Canty. On the same day another English baby was born of a rich family of the name of Tudor. There was talk in England about the new baby, Edward Tudor, Prince of Wales, who lapped in silk and satin. While on the other hand Tom Canty, who lapped in his poor rags, was seen as trouble.
For fifteen years, Tom Canty lived in place where it is narrow and dirty, which is not far from London Bridge. He lived with his two sisters, Bet and Nan, with his father and grandmother and his mother who is a beggar. They get their income by begging and stealing things that can be reused. Tom spends his time listening to father Andrew\'s old tales, legends and stories about gorgeous kings and prince. Because of this, he dreamt of seeing a real prince and sometimes he would even dream of becoming a prince himself. So one day his dreams carry him to the castle.
In the castle the prince was playing. When he saw Tom, he commanded the guard to let him in and so the guard opens the gate and Tom entered with amazement. The prince entertained Tom and asked questions about him. Tom answered his questions and even said stories about the place he lived in. They became at ease to each other that they decided to exchange their garments. Then they stood before the mirror and they were so alike that it seems that there was no change at all. Then the prince called the guard because he noticed the soldier had hurt Tom\'s finger. But then, when the guard arrived he thought that the pauper was hurting the prince so the prince was dragged out of the palace. The pauper was shocked and so helpless. But before it happened the prince kept the seal on his desired placed. Now the poor little prince walked away from his palace and search for the home where Tom had described to him. He walked and walked and sought for people\'s help, but no one believed him except for Miles Hendon. On the other hand, Tom told stories to the members of the palace about what had happened and he told them that he was just a pauper but they didn\'t believe him.
Both experienced a different way of life, Edward the prince experienced unpleasant adventures. He experienced sleeping without food in his stomach and no comfortable bedding to sleep on. While Tom, the Pauper, was experiencing all his dreams. He received beautiful treatments and was even given instructions about the palace and had experienced being a part of a royal dinner. Both of them didn\'t know what to do and people thought that they were just ill.
In the palace the king questioned the Seal. The seal is an important thing which a kingdom should have because it is the basis of whether you are the real king or not, but then the king remembered that he gave it to his son. Because of this they questioned Tom. He didn\'t know about the seal and so he received brutal treatment from his father. After several days the prince heard that his father was already dead and he didn\'t know how he could get into the palace.
Meanwhile, in the palace everyone grieved to the loss of their King but of course rejoiced for the reign of the new king. Tom became the king for they know that Tom is the real prince. They held the first state dinner where Tom didn\'t know how to act. On the other hand the real prince is trying to think of a way enter the palace. During this time, he met people who are suffering from injustice. He met a peasant who helped him and a hermit who imprisoned him to a dark part of his house. Because of this Miles Hendon rescued him to escape from the harsh treatment of that hermit, but they were convicted of stealing a penny and were imprisoned. They were able to escape and