The Picture of Dorian Gray
Picture of Dorian Gray is Wilde`s only novel. It was published in
1890 in Lippincott`s Monthly Magazine. It was criticized as
scandalous and immoral. One year later, Wilde revised the novel and
added a preface and six new chapters.
Vilnius University The usage of similes in Oscar Wilde The picture of Dorian Gray” Term paper Contents 1. Introduction; 2. Theory part; 2.1. What is a simile? 2.1.1. Nature and function of similes; 2.1.2. Similes classifying; 2.1.3. Recognition and interpretation of similes; 2.1.4. Ways to use
The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde 1. Summary- The Story begins with an American Family of a Minister Mr. Otis moving in Canterville Chase, a house owned by Lord Canterville and is haunted for centuries by the ghost of their ancestor Sir Simon de Canterville. Despite knowing that the house is haunted
An Ideal Husband
Sir Robert Chiltern is 40 years old and an aspiring, honourable man who works as a deputy minister. Eighteen years ago, when he was young and poor, Baron Arnheim promised him to make him rich if Robert gives confidential information to him. Some weeks later Robert came to know that the English government was planning to buy Suez Canal shares.
In a letter, he advised Arnheim to buy immediately- three days before the government announced her plans and the prices rised. The Baron gave 110 000 pounds to Robert and provided him a place in the House of Commons.
Gertrude Chiltern is Sir Roberts’s wife. She adores her husband and has made an idol of him, because she believes he has no faults. She does not no how he got his money. Gertrude is used to judge other people by very strict moral measures.
Lora Cheveley was a schoolmate of Gertrude and they always disliked each other. Many years ago, when Lora was an impecunious girl, Arthur Goring fell in love with her and they engaged. But three years later Lora met a very rich Lord and left Arthur. During the last years she lived in Vienna. Mrs. Cheveley is an intriguing, dishonourable woman who lies and steals and who does everything for her own profit.
She is a great danger to Robert because she knows what are the roots of his wealth and she possesses the letter he wrote to Arnheim.
Arthur Viscount Goring is 34 years old and a good friend of Robert and Gertrude. His father is a wealthy man and he never has had financial problems. Arthur is known as a dandy and he has always cynical bonmots like “To love oneself is the beginning of a life.....[read full text]
In act four, Lord Goring comes to know that Sir Robert has opposed against the British holdings in the Argentinean Canal Project. He drives to Robert’s house. While he is waiting for Lady Chiltern, Robert’s sister Mabel appears and Arthur declares his love, what Mabel has expected for a long time. Robert comes home.
Mrs. Chiltern has sent the stolen letter to him, but Robert thinks Gertrud has written it to him and he is happy that she still loves him. He is even happier when he hears that Arthur has burn.....