Oscar Wilde Setting & Symbolism

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Oxford University

Oxford University is Oscar Wilde's alma mater. He graduates with honors and awards, returning in later years as well.

London

London is where Wilde's career begins. He makes London his home until his time in prison is over. He then moves to France.

America

America is where Wilde takes his lecture tour with some amount of success. He uses this experience to develop another successful lecture.

Paris

Paris is where Wilde often goes and where he eventually dies. He discovers in Paris that his ideas about aestheticism are incomplete without including decadence. Later in life, Oscar finds that suffering, as a secret to life, reconciles the paradox.

Greece

Greece is where Wilde goes to learn classical art and literature first hand by visiting the places that he studied about at Oxford. Oscar's pagan ideas come from ancient Greece.

Rome

Rome is where Wilde goes to touch...

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