Oscar Wilde Art Essay

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Oscar Wilde Art

We begin another chapter in the life of Oscar Wilde, the year 1888, many things have taken place, Oscar has been married and bore two children, Vyvyan and Cyril and his touring of the United States and other countries have brought forth success to the literary giant. Some of his successful writings are "The Picture of Dorian Gray"(1891), "A Woman of No Importance"(1894) and his most resent essay known "The Decay of Lying".

Is it true that lying has fallen to its deepest shadow of shame? In the words of Wilde it is shamefully true. How could this type of atrocity take place, it seems that the Victorian society is still under the belief that the Romanticism of life is still coursing through their veins, dead veins as
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Wilde's creative writing is to be used as a outlet to escape from the Realism of life. The definition is to emphasizes the importance the ordinary, the lay person and the simplisticness of life's varied situations. It seem that the artists, have been rejecting the notion of stories based on the heroic, the aristocratic and firmly excepted the common man and the middle class as a basis for their story. Why must our stories continue to focus on the simple life? It seems that we have learned nothing in the centuries that have past. Wilde stated that the art of writing by some of the best know writers has boiled down to speaking of the everyday housekeeper and their daily routine. This is type of work is labeled as plain and unworthy of spending another moments time on this subject let alone on publishing it for that matter.

Why must every new book, prose, poetry, drawings, painting and even play contain a moral purpose or lesson? Just for a few moments wouldn’t it be extremely pleasurable to escape from the down-to-earth drudgeries of life? Wilde’s hope is that his essay "The Decay of Lying" will be able to stress this point.

In this particular essay Wilde uses his two main characters Vivian and Cyril to explain the ills of the days society. The two are discussing the basic characteristics of life, Cyril tries to convince our writer to take

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