Oscar Wilde

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  • Oscar Wilde Research Paper

    Oscar wilde is known as a poet, as he should be. But he has written a novel and some short stories. His novel is The Picture of Dorian Gray. One of his most famous short stories is The Canterville ghost. He puts all of his effort into his work. In order to undernstand why he writes what he does, we have to dig up his past. We have to look into his life. Oscar Fingal O 'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on October 16, 1854, in Dublin, Ireland. William Wilde , who was his father, was a famous doctor that was knighted for what he did as medical advisor for the Irish censuses. William Wilde founded ,and payed for using his own money, St. Mark 's Ophthalmic so he could help treat the people living n poverty in the town. Jane Francesca Elgee…

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  • Essay On Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde, or as his full name, Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in 1854 in Dublin. He published his first book in 1881 which was a volume of poems. After moving to Chelsea, England, he wrote for several newspapers and he also edited ’The Woman’s World’ magazine. He had published some smaller works, until he wrote ’The Picture of Dorian Gray” which appeared in Lippincott’s Magazine in 1890. He later added more chapters to his work and ’The Portrait of Dorian Gray’ was published as…

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  • Fractured Discourse In The World, By Oscar Wilde

    reconciling with his fractured self when he realizes his internalization of “fractured discourse in the world” (Castle 666). Wilde explores a world in which the protagonist reaches his ultimate goal effortlessly under the influence of others, effectively avoiding the arduous journey and discovery of self in a traditional bildungsroman. In the protagonist’ avoidance of obstacles and life without consequences, he fails to unify with the “fractured discourse in the world” and must take his life.…

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  • Disobedience By Oscar Wilde Analysis

    According to the writer Oscar Wilde “disobedience in the eyes of anyone who has read history is man 's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress had been made. Though disobedience and through rebellion.” Many in an effort to become independent will rebel or disobey authorities or even parents. This rebellion often begins when we are teenagers and have the mentality that we can do anything we want. That was the case for Lola as well as myself, who as teenagers rebelled and ran…

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  • Analysis Of The Picture Of Dorian Gray And Frankenstein By Oscar Wilde

    would be inevitable. This idea is seen in both The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, where the writers fulfill their duties…

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  • Misogyny In The Picture Of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde

    them. If ever women should seek a voice in that society men would take immediate action to force them into uncomfortable situations as they did not perceive women as actually possessing their own voice. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is a misogynistic novella that is made evident by the perils and later suicide of Sybil Vane due to Dorian’s impacts, the tragic love life of Margaret Devereux due to her father’s influence…

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  • Summary Of The Importance Of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde

    In the novel, The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde, Wilde criticizes many aspects of the Victorian lifestyle. The constant criticism in the comedy is present through constant witty remarks and absurdity throughout the play. One aspect of the Victorian lifestyle that Wilde refers to frequently is writing and writers. Wilde conveys the message by using diaries and three volume novels frequently throughout the play that those individuals have dreams and secrets that they find dear to them,…

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  • Analysis Of Aestheticism In The Picture Of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde

    the surface of the piece to find the artist’s deeper meaning. Throughout the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde emphasizes his belief in aestheticism. He attempts to enforce the idea that art should be created for art’s sake, and that people can not conclude anything about the artist from their art. In the preface, Wilde warns readers that “all art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril” (Wilde 2). Nearly all readers disregard Wilde’s…

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  • Symbolism In The Picture Of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde

    Introduction to Author Oscar Wilde was a Anglo- English author, playwright, novelist, critic and poet. He was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England, known for his brilliant wit, flamboyant style. After graduating from Oxford University, he lectured as a poet, art critic and a leading proponent of the principles of aestheticism which emphasized aesthetic values more than moral or social themes. This doctrine can be clearly summarized by the phrase ‘art for art’s sake’. In 1890, he…

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  • The Downfall Of Beauty In The Picture Of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde

    The Downfall of Beauty Why everyone desires to be pretty? Some studies show that people general have higher first impression and give out nicer attitude to the ones who are beautiful rather than the ones that are ugly. Even though people say they are not judgmental, subconsciously people are more likely to trust the faces they like. However, the attractiveness of the physical appearance does not represent one’s soul. In The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, the protagonist Dorian Gray’s…

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