Salome | Critical Essay by Christopher S. Nassaar

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Salome.
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SOURCE: Nassaar, Christopher S. “Wilde's Salomé.Explicator 57, no. 2 (winter 1999): 89-90.

In the following essay, Nassaar considers the symbolic significance of the fan in Wilde's Salomé.

Lady Windermere's Fan was Oscar Wilde's first mature play, and it established him overnight as a successful playwright. It also created in the minds of playgoers an association between Wilde and the fan. Soon afterward, Wilde wrote a second play, Salomé, and he included in it eight references to a fan. The references constitute Wilde's signature—his constant reminder to reader and audience that he is the author of this new play. But the fan in Salomé also serves a functional and symbolic purpose, much like the one in Lady Windermere's Fan.

In Salomé the fan is associated with all four main characters. The...

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