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Oscar Wilde, Rebellion of His Themes Thesis

… Oscar Wilde, Rebellion of His Themes and Morality in Comparison to the Society of the Time

The objective of this work is to discuss the central image of Oscar Wilde, both conformist and rebel and the extent to which his work contains an inherent contradiction, and specifically in his pointing out the folly of his contemporary society and his expression of values that were contrary to the social norm or that which was expected within society and simultaneously his work being published, performed and appreciated within that society. This work will discuss the central image of Wilde as a figure of contradiction and paradox.

Reality within the view of Wilde is one without a consistent value as he blurs his edges and hides behind a…. [read more]

Oscar Wilde and the New Aesthetics Term Paper

… Nature Imitates Art Imitating Nature

In Oscar Wilde's the Decay of Lying, one character, Vivian, claims that life and nature imitate art far more than art imitates either life or nature. This is of course dubious to the extreme, so much so that it is very easy to doubt whether Wilde himself believed it. In the following paper, I first take the claim on its face, and I give several reasons to believe it is false. Its excruciating implausibility suggests that a more charitable reading is in order, though, and I proceed toward one afterward. It is propose that Wilde did not believe that life imitates art, and he coyly gives us reasons to believe as much in the Decay of Lying itself -- it…. [read more]

Picture of Dorian Term Paper

… In addition, Oscar Wilde has also touched upon the fact that most artists put too much of themselves into the paintings that they paint, and it is thus that Basil put too mush of his own subjective responses to the beautiful Dorian Gray into the painting that he created of Dorian Gray, having thus committed an 'artistic sin', wherein his secret and unrevealed idolatry of Dorian Gray has been put into the painting. The painting not only expresses too mush idolatry, but it also reveals the self-indulgence of the artist who has painted it, and therein, a boundary has been crossed. Basil recognizes his mistake, and knows that he has not been able to maintain a proper distance form the subject of the painting, and…. [read more]

Perotin's "Viderunt Omnes" My Fascination Research Paper

… Although the piece's full and vibrant polyphony made it a scandal in its own time period -- on the order of the Austrian Emperor's notorious rejoinder "Too many notes, Mozart!" -- one can not deny an almost physiologically contemplative response to its obviously devotional music. It compels the listener's attention in such a way that it does induce, like certain pieces by Steve Reich, an almost hypnotic sense of contemplative thought in the listener, such that the music seems almost to be mimicking the sense of an obsessive-compulsive toying around with the same basic motifs almost ad nauseam. But I think that there are certain moods in which one requires "early music" like Perotinus just to experience the stark primitivism of the experience as an…. [read more]

Arts the American Poet Term Paper

… One cannot address seeming irrelevancy in Ashbery's fashion because, as Eco defines it, "the more improbable, ambiguous, unpredictable and disordered the structure, the greater the information" (93). In other words, the less a work relies on a formal structure (which to a certain degree must streamline and encompass a message which does not disrupt the overall formality) the more "information" it contains in Eco's sense -- while at the same time, the more opportunity it offers for "favor[ing] the curious over the informed mind" as Huberman would prefer.

But what would it mean if, employing Eco's definitions, we consider again Huberman's claim that "art that stops information is art that creates space for a viewer to experience it." Huberman's own language captures certain conceptual prejudices…. [read more]

Literally Means Acquaintance With Letters (Cory, 1999) Essay

… ¶ … literally means acquaintance with letters (Cory, 1999), which includes fiction and non-fiction, works. To me when I think of literature, I generally think of fiction, and works written by masters of old.

'Literature' has a pleasant taste in my mouth. I say my mouth, for already my mouth waters when I think of the abundance of restful and pleasurable hours that I have spent climbing up on the roof of an apartment hunched over a book, looking up, and seeing the mountains or the hills in the distance, and then, grudgingly, back to the book again. Literature reminds me of Trollope, and Thackery, and Dickens, and - pleasurable to a different degree, but in a different manner - the vast expense of detective…. [read more]

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