An Ideal Husband
Note: Critics often describe Wilde's characters as one-dimensional. This uni-dimensionality is on the one hand an effect of Wilde's borrowing from stock characters of the popular theater and, as discussed in the Context, his emphasis on artifice on the other. Notably, with regards to the latter, Wilde introduces his characters through playful references to art objects and aesthetic stereotypes. We will report on his characters accordingly.
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