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salome-oscar-wilde_V2Salome t is for mine own pleasure that I ask the head of Iokanaan in a silver charger.Sources: Biography.com, British Library, Refiguring Oscar Wildes Salome, edited by Michael Y. BennettCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.LustCrueltyTo get what she wants, Salome retaliates with mistreatment.Unbridled lust motivates lecherous Herod and cruel Salome.JealousyEnvy swirls as people crave each others power and sexual attention.ThemesImprisoned prophet issuing judgments against royal family; claims to speak the word of GodIokanaanAdulterous, jealous, haughty, vengeful queen; would like Iokanaan deadHerodiasWillful, seductive, manipulative princess; obsessed with Iokanaan, who scorns herSalomeLecherous, heavy-drinking, ruthless king; obsessed with Salome and afraid of IokanaanHerodMain CharactersKnown for his flamboyant personality and imprisonment for homosexuality, Wilde adhered to aestheticism both in his life and in his writing. Even in a tragedy like Salome, Wildes characters cross boundaries of Victorian morality, holding beauty above all other ideals.OSCAR WILDE18541900AuthorDesperate to see Salome dance, Herod is not prepared for the price she exacts.Herods MistakeHerodias hates Iokanaan and chastises Herod for ogling Salome.Mothers JealousyIokanaan won’t look at Salome; she demands his head as payment for her dance.Salomes PriceHerod Antipas, Tetrarch of Judea, makes his wife jealous by commanding her daughter Salome to dance for him. Obsessed with Iokanaan, the imprisoned prophet who rejects her, Salome demands Herod reward her with Iokanaans head on a platter as payment for her dance. Her Dance in Exchange for His HeadOVERVIEWFrenchOriginal Language1893Year PublishedOscar WildeAuthorSalomeTragedyPlay

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