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Oscar wilde Some Concepts for Consideration
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A Brief Overview “The Decay of Lying” by Oscar Wilde The Renaissance – “Conclusion” by Walter Pater
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde Born October 16, 1854 in Dublin, Ireland. Wilde's mother was a poet. His father was a knighted surgeon and philanthropist. Oscar had an older brother and a younger sister. His initial schooling was at home, he then went to Portora Royal School in Enniskillen after which he attended Trinity College in Dublin, and went on to Magdalen College, Oxford, England. It was while he was at Magdalen he was influenced by writer Walter Pater and he helped to found the Aesthetic Movement, " art for art's sake ".
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Decay of Lying – Main Themes Wilde’s main argument is that Life and Nature imitate Art far more than Art imitates Life and Nature. “… Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art. “Art never expresses anything but itself.”
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“Conclusion” – Main Themes o Pater’s main argument is that we should live in the moment and live for passion, which will make life seem longer and, of course, more enjoyable. o
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course ENGLSH 230 taught by Professor Candisbond during the Fall '11 term at MO St. Louis.

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