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The fairy tales of oscar wilde and the gain of suffering

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dc.contributor.advisor Islam, Syed Manzoorul Islam, Durba 2012-07-23T04:55:26Z 2012-07-23T04:55:26Z 2012 2012-04
dc.identifier.other ID 07203006
dc.description This thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in English, 2012. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 36 - 38).
dc.description.abstract This thesis aims to study the fairy tales of Oscar Wilde and draw a conclusion as to why he incorporated so much pain, suffering, sadness and death in his stories. In other words, my aim was to study the "gain of suffering " in his fairy tales. It looks at whether Wilde merely wished to write different fairy tales than the traditional ones, or if he had a different purpose. The fairy tales that have been chosen are as follows- "The Star Child", "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose" and "The Devoted Friend". The thesis itself is divided into the introduction, four chapters, and finally the conclusion. In the first chapter I have given a summary of the origins and evolution of fairy tales in Europe, in the second chapter I have talked about the background of Oscar Wilde , his life and works . The third chapter looks at how his stories differ from those of the Grimm brothers and Hans Christian Andersen, and the fourth chapter focuses on the four fairy tales, their important structural elements and content. Having studied the fairy tales and discussed the important elements in each, I have stated, according to my findings and interpretation, what Wilde ' s intentions or purpose might have been- to depict how the modern society or life in the modern age could not be related to those depicted in traditional fairy tales, that the fairy tale could no longer serve the purpose it previously did in simpler societies , and how Wilde used the genre to fashion stories suited to not just own times, but the future as well. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Durba Islam
dc.format.extent 45 pages
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
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dc.subject English and humanities
dc.title The fairy tales of oscar wilde and the gain of suffering en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University B.A. in English

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