Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Tribute to the King of Sass

If you haven't read any of Oscar Wilde's pieces you are missing out on quite possibly one of the quirkiest, punniest, and sassiest authors out there. Please, just do me, and yourself, a favor and go read The Importance of Being Earnest. Right now. Click It. READ IT. Or be lazy and just read this.

Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin. He lived during the Victorian Era. His parents were both very well known and very well off. The young adult Oscar was quite the celebrity. He was a part of the Aesthetic Movement which obviously resulted in his long luscious hair. Oscar did have a nice flow, if we're being honest. He married a woman named Constance, but he played for the other team; if you know what I mean. But being a Queen back then was slightly looked down upon, and he was sentenced to two years of hard labor due to his homosexual relations. Once he was released he just commenced the fabulous-ness in Paris and continued being perfect up to the end of his days when he died of meningitis. But even his last words were infused with his dramatic flare.
Saying, "Either that wallpaper goes, or I do".
It's true that he might not be studied as much as other renowned authors, and he only has one novel, but the irony and humor infused into each story is incomparable.
Also, some of the greatest quotes have come from his witty brain. I'm sure everyone has heard the saying, "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken", but his greatness goes beyond the cliche sayings he's known for. Mr. Wilde stood for individualism. Naturally, he was a celebrity for his wealth and writings, but as soon as society learned who he was on a deeper level the people who once idolized him began to ostracize him. Did he care that everyone laughed at his huge fur coats or frilly ways of dressing? Nope. He actually thrived from it. I also need to throw out there that he said, "Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping." If that sentence right there doesn't make you want to grab a magazine and Caramel Macchiato with him then I can't help you.

 I guess the main reason I am so drawn to Mr. Wilde is his ability to defend what he loves. He loved art, literature, beautiful furniture, elaborate clothes, and men. Oscar Wilde is my spirit animal.I also adore how he loves himself. Even though he was continuously told he wasn't accepted, Oscar kept writing, kept creating, and kept loving. I think it takes true character to just be who you are; unforgivably.
He's just a funny guy, and if you have any free time, and wits about you, please dive into some of his plays and poems.

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