Download e-book for kindle: Bloom's How to Write About Oscar Wilde by Amy S. Watkin

By Amy S. Watkin

ISBN-10: 1438126506

ISBN-13: 9781438126500

ISBN-10: 1604133090

ISBN-13: 9781604133097

As a poet, novelist, and brief tale author, Oscar Wilde engages and fascinates his readers together with his skill to use suitable contraries. His primary works, together with "The value of Being Earnest", "The photo of Dorian Gray", "Lady Windermere's Fan", and "Salome", are mentioned during this quantity, providing readers quite a few methods of exploring and discussing Wilde's frequently boisterously comedian writings. Writers will locate precious suggestion for composing potent essays approximately this witty Irishman.

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The whole of Dickinson’s poem speaks of the imagination: To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. Clearly, she argues for the creative power of the mind. 30 Bloom’s How to Write about Oscar Wilde It is also important to interpret quotations after you introduce them and explain how they help advance your point. You cannot assume that your reader will interpret the quotations the same way that you do. Quote Accurately: Always quote accurately.

The only moral thesis that he seriously upheld—the necessity for forgiveness—is the only one that is of interest to his own case. The only denouement that he foresaw from his anguish—downfall and quasi-voluntary death—is his own destiny. From which arises, in his inspiration, a certain monotony that curiously enough explains and conditions the extreme external variety of his work. (Merle 489–90) Merle’s evaluation circles back on itself, using Wilde’s life to describe or explain his art and vice versa.

And certainly once a man begins to neglect his domestic duties he becomes painfully effeminate, does he not? (2,205) It appears that while Lady Bracknell revels in going about in the world, she has consigned her husband to the environment usually reserved for women, the home. I would go so far as to say that Lady Bracknell could be viewed as a caricature of Sarah Grand, a woman who often took hypocritical stances in regard to the New Woman. Gwendolen and Cecily, through their unwitting comic exploits, have provided perfect satirizations of the New Woman.

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