Oscar Wilde Essay On Aesthetics
To some he is an idealist who saw the mind as the focal point of all aesthetic interactions.To others he is a materialist concerned with “extreme sensuousness.”1 Evidence and combined critical opinion suggest that Wilde’s aesthetics are both idealist and materialist. Everything useful is ugly for it expresses a need, and the needs of men are ignoble and disgusting, like his poor, weak nature.The most useful place in the house is the lavatory.Listen to this: People have a callous way of talking about a born liar just as they talk about a born poet, but in both cases they are wrong. They require the most careful study, the most disinterested devotion.As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognize the liar by his rich, rhythmic utterance.So there is a conversation between Jack Worthing and Lady Bracknell to see whether he is really deserving of Gwendolen’s hand in marriage. ” and Worthing says, “Yes, I must admit I do smoke.” She says, “I am glad to hear it.