The Interrelationship of Victimization and Self-Sacrifice in Selected Works by Oscar Wilde

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This study analyzes the themes of victimization and self-sacrifice as they appear in the life and works of Oscar Wilde. "Victimization" is defined as an instance in which one character disregards, damages, or destroys another's well-being; "self-sacrifice" is an instance in which one character acts to his own detriment in order to help another or through dedication to a cause or belief. Chapter I discusses the way in which these concepts affected Wilde's personal life. Chapters II-VI discuss their inclusion in his romantic/decadent dramas, social comedies, various stories and tales, novel, and final poem; and Chapter VII concludes by demonstrating ... continued below

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Eccleston, Phyllis I. August 1975.

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This study analyzes the themes of victimization and self-sacrifice as they appear in the life and works of Oscar Wilde. "Victimization" is defined as an instance in which one character disregards, damages, or destroys another's well-being; "self-sacrifice" is an instance in which one character acts to his own detriment in order to help another or through dedication to a cause or belief. Chapter I discusses the way in which these concepts affected Wilde's personal life. Chapters II-VI discuss their inclusion in his romantic/decadent dramas, social comedies, various stories and tales, novel, and final poem; and Chapter VII concludes by demonstrating the overall tone of charitable morality that these two themes create in Wilde's work as a whole.

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Eccleston, Phyllis I. The Interrelationship of Victimization and Self-Sacrifice in Selected Works by Oscar Wilde, thesis, August 1975; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663725/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .