Oscar Wilde 's The Picture Of Dorian Gray

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Looking back on Oscar Wilde 's life, there are many realizations that he struggled finding something that suited him best with his type of work. A man of the 19th century, who is best known for his only novella The Picture of Dorian Gray and his play The Importance of Being Earnest as well as his infamous arrest, imprisonment and being a gay author leading to his downfall. Oscar Wilde who was known as a playwright, author, sometime poet, and also a not very motivated school student, still came to success. He was very talented, intelligent and aesthetically interested and looked at others works as influential. Using this influence he started to write his own works and became a successful and well known author. Born on October 16, 1854, in Dublin Ireland, Oscar Fingal O 'Flahertie Wills Wilde, seemed to have the best of everything. He grew up with two parents who were very important in their homeland area. William Wilde, an eye and ear surgeon was very popular in Ireland, supplying his family with good money, that would be sufficient for their needs. Wilde 's mother, Jane Wilde was very active in Dublin. She had a major influence on the people around her especially women. She was heavily devoted to politics and helped with two very important topics. She helped with the Women 's Rights Movement and urged men, who were in their teen years to enroll in the army, to fight for their country of Ireland. At the age of ten Wilde was sent to a school that was founded by King…
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