By Oscar Wilde
At the floor, Sir Robert Chiltern is a perfect husband—he has a magnificent position as a member of the home of Commons and is usually good in public and in inner most. His spouse, girl Chiltern, is happy with their privileged existence.
What she doesn't be aware of is that Sir Robert’s preliminary upward push to strength was once based in a little shady situations, and over the process twenty-four hours, those earlier indiscretions threaten to return to gentle, and the destiny of the Chiltern’s marriage is quickly at stake.
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He had worn out his welcome at Princeton by then, having spent little time on academics and almost all of it writing scripts and lyrics for the Triangle Club, performing in light musicals, and trying to 舠fit in舡 with the snobbish Princeton social elite. Frustrated with the effort, he gave up on a degree, enlisted in the army in October 1917, and was sent to the military training camp at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. There, convinced that he would be killed in the war, and wanting to leave some evidence of his talent behind, he began writing his novel during study periods and over long weekends in the officer舗s club.
Furthermore, some of the episodes are made up of stories written over a considerable period of time, which accounts for the differences in tone and the lack of unity in the narrative. Fitzgerald is the omniscient, non-participant, third-person narrator, narrating the actions, thoughts, and feelings of the central character, Amory Blaine. Although the narration is consistent through book one, the interlude section inserted between books one and two consists only of two letters, much of them poetry, and the reader is left to infer from their addresses and content that Amory has gone off to war in France.
It believed in Progress and Art and in no way doubted the benignity even of technology. The word machine was not yet coupled with the word gun舡 (Fussell, p. 24). The savage and absurd deaths of 10 million were a result of this new technology of killing, which introduced the 舠civilized舡 nations to artillery, air power, poison gas, and unprecedented civilian casualties. Ezra Pound decried the chaos of the war in his poem 舠Hugh Selwyn Mauberley舡 (1920): 舠There died a myriad, ... For an old bitch gone in the teeth, For a botched civilization,舡 and T.