Beauties and Beasts: Question Sheet 6 Due: Wed 12 Mar Roses are an important image for all 20c. retellings of the “Beauty and the Beast” story. List three instances of the rose’s appearance in Donoghue’s story. Who or what does the rose symbolize? What is beautiful or beastly about Broumas’ poem? (You can look past content to word choice, line breaks, and punctuation if that helps.) Is the difficult experience of reading this poem part of its beauty/beastliness? Oscar Wilde was one of the most famous and well published/performed writers and dramatists of his day, so the 1895 trial that led to his arrest for “gross indecency” under Section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act was a national sensation. During cross-examination, Wilde defended himself by arguing that: “The love that dares not speak its name” in this century is such a great affection of an elder for a younger man as there was between David and Jonathan, such as Plato made the very basis of his philosophy, and such as you find in the sonnets of Michelangelo and
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