Oscar Wilde Characters & Character Analysis

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde is a famous and accomplished English playwright, poet, novelist, critic, and lecturer from the latter part of the nineteenth century. His aphorisms are still widely used because they are witty and cutting-edge to this day, possibly for all time, similar to the classical Greek literature that he studied at Oxford. The man's life is full of struggle, beauty, love, betrayal, enlightenment, and tragedy. His art reflects his life, or as Oscar Wilde might put it, his life reflects his art. Toward the end of his life, he decides that suffering is the secret to life.

Lady Wilde

Lady Wilde is Oscar Wilde's mother, instrumental in the rise of his fame. She is also known as Speranza.

Walter Pater

Walter Pater is a friend of Wilde's from Oxford who writes influential books about aestheticism. Pater's work influences Wilde until he takes his own way with...

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