The Veil As a Decadent Symbol Analytical Essay by Top Papers

The Veil As a Decadent Symbol
An analysis of the veil as a decadent symbol in Oscar Wilde's "Salome".
# 140295 | 4,500 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Literature (World) , Literature (French)

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The paper relates that Oscar Wilde wrote "Salome" after reading Flaubert's "Salammbo" and discusses how both authors desired to present their ideas in a manner that forced people to think about their own world and accept what had become of their existence in a realistic way. The paper explains that although these authors of the decadent period were often perceived to be deviants themselves, who did nothing but present deviant notions to the social order, these authors were making a statement about their lives and the changes in society that led them to their own place and time.

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