Classic literature is replete with nuances of captivating statements and ideas about life. Indeed, the literary work of the past centuries reflects a refreshing usage of language and tools of literature in describing society and human relationships. Oscar Wilde is one such classic poet. This paper considers his concepts of beauty in his work entitled Ballad of Reading Gaol. Also, it compares his concept of love with the Romantic Ideal notions. Additionally, it provides a snapshot of a comparative analysis of Wilde’s theory and Wordsworth’s on the issue of bad and good literature.
Comparison of Oscar Wilde’s concept of beauty to the Romantic ideal of beauty as opposed to the sublime.
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