Oscar Wilde Topics for Discussion

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Select any set of photographs or illustrations from the biography and write an essay on your personal impressions after reading the entire book.

Why is Oscar Wilde a great man? Why is he a pathetic man?

Compare and contrast Oscar Wilde with James McNeil Whistler.

Why would you like Oscar Wilde as a friend? Why would you dislike him?

Discuss genius and madness. Do the two necessarily go together, or does Wilde put too much of himself into this observation?

How much effect might syphilis have had on Wilde's artistic expressions?

Describe why Oscar Wilde is quoted to this day.

List the characteristics of Oscar Wilde that are displayed by currently popular personalities. Does Wilde inspire these characteristics?

How does the biography of Oscar Wilde change your perceptions of Oxford, London, Paris, and America of the nineteenth century?

How does Lady Wilde influence the development of Oscar...

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