Oscar Wilde 's Life And Accomplishments

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On the 16th of October 1854, Oscar Wilde was born to father William Wilde and Mother Jane Elgee (Biography.com). I can say with the utmost conviction that he grew up not only to be a good man but a great one. Oscar was one of the brightest minds of his time. Frequently he tested the boundaries of what was acceptable in polite society. He would burn a mark into our society that continued to glow white hot long after his death on November 30, 1900. Wilde left an incredible legacy behind, because of his personality, literary works, and his trials.

Every legend has a beginning, every tale a start. People and events shape us into who we are and for what we will be known for. Oscar Wilde became influential do to his family life and early life experiences. His parent had a significant amount of responsibility in shaping their son into the legend he would become. Sir William Wilde was a scandal, fathering three illegitimate children before his marriage to Jane. During his life, He was sued for the rape of a young woman under his care (Claudy). Despite the ugliness of that situation, he was a genius as well as a philanthropist. He wrote textbooks on surgeries as well as other subjects. He also founded a hospital to treat the cities poor and financed it himself (Biography.com). Though William and Wilde were not reported to be close, the man influenced his son.

Jane had a much more profound impact on Oscar. She was a bit eccentric. She was both a poet and an author as well as
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