What Is The Theme Of The Nightingale And The Rose

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Chapter one Introduction
1.1 The background of research
Oscar Wilde lived in Victorian era of the 19th Century while the industrial revolution was going on in the Britain. The society has undergone unprecedented change at that time. Most people were greedy and mercenary. At the same time, the capitalist system was established in Western Europe, The capitalist system plays a big role in human mind, People's world view and values view have changed a lot .The responsible Oscar Wilde is extremely dissatisfied with the hypocritical and despicable society, saying the happiest human feeling—love was also controlled by money and hypocrisy. In order to expose the naked money relations and the ugliness among people in Britain resulting by capitalist
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The professor's daughter as an object of young student love to, she just like those people who do not understand love and can not keep one’s promise for money and ascendency, young student symbolize those people who with profound knowledge but not dare to pursue the love; for example: the young student said to himself: "She has form, that can not be denied to her; but has she got feeling? I am afraid not. In fact, she is like most artists; she is all style, without any sincerity. She would not sacrifice herself for others. She thinks merely of music, and everybody knows that the arts are selfish. Still, it must be admit in her voice. The pity is that they do not mean anything or do any good”.…show more content…
Just the little nightingale believes “Love is wiser than Philosophy, though she is wise, and mightier than Power, though he is mighty. Flame-colored are his wings, and colored like flame is his body. His lips are sweet as honey”(林徽因,2012)The young student’s suspect and the butterfly’s ridicule becomes the distinct contrast with the nightingale’ pursuits for love insistently. The aestheticism connotation of spirits is explained perfectly by this kind of art skill of fairy tale in
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