Compare & Contrast An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

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1890s: Dandies dress themselves in clothes reminiscent of days gone by; some carry a single flower as an accessory.

Today: A wide range of distinctive clothing that indicates a particular subculture, such as punk, Goth, and hip-hop, can be seen on the street of a typical American city.

1890s: Conservative Victorian ideology still rules the day, despite a new generation's sense that it is becoming "modern."

Today: Alternative lifestyles and a general tolerance of difference coexists in the United States.

1890s: Oscar Wilde's career was destroyed thanks to allegations of same-sex love affairs.

Today: Same-sex marriage is legal in some countries, such as Canada; a debate over whether or not to institute state-sanctioned same-sex marriage is current in the United States.

1890s: Queen Victoria, who gave the Victorian era its name, is known as the Imperial Queen; she declares herself Empress of India and Britain's world empire...

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