Oscar Wilde - Chapter 10, Mr. and Mrs. Wilde Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10, Mr. and Mrs. Wilde Summary

As it turns out, the Wildes do well enough with their marriage. Oscar still spends money on seemingly foolish items. Nevertheless, between Constance's income and Oscar's income as a lecturer and critic, they manage to make ends meet, decorate their house, entertain, and engage in social functions. Wilde receives the automatic respectability he expected, Constance gives birth to two children, and all seems to go well until Oscar starts expressing his latent homosexuality as actual homosexuality.

Wilde meets Robert Ross in 1886, and by 1887, the two become homosexual lovers. This leads to a rift in the Wildes' sex life, but Oscar does not want to give up his two sons, Cyril, born June 5, 1885, and Vyvyan, born November 5, 1886. Constance either pretends nothing is wrong or accepts the facts and preserves at least the appearance of a happy...

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