An Ideal Husband (Plays by Oscar Wilde) by Oscar Wilde

By Oscar Wilde

Wilde's dramatic masterpiece set in London. a number of the issues of An excellent Husband have been stimulated by means of the location Oscar Wilde stumbled on himself in in the course of the early 1890s.

“Sooner or later we will all need to pay for what we do. yet nobody will be totally judged by way of their past.”

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Antes ha dicho que “la libertad es uno de los más preciosos dones que a los hombres dieron los cielos”, causa por la que Sancho, ya al ver su casa, afirma que don Quijote regresa “vencido de los brazos ajenos, pero vencedor de sí mismo”. Poco tiempo después, don Quijote muere, rodeado del amor de los suyos. Lo llora, con dulces y a un tiempo amargas palabras, su fiel escudero, Sancho. ¿Qué sucede? ¿Por qué don Quijote ha de volver a ser Alonso Quijano, el Bueno? ¿Lo asesina la realidad? Él ¿sólo puede vivir en su fantasía?

Lo único que se puede decir es que todo personaje, cuando es verosímil, supera al autor que lo crea. Si Cervantes quería hacer una burla de las novelas de caballerías, el fruto resultó superior a su intento. Cervantes creó un personaje universal, que vive e inspira a poetas, músicos, pintores, escritores en todo el mundo. No todo tiempo pasado fue mejor, es cierto; pero se debe decir que tampoco todo tiempo pasado fue peor. Las generaciones pasan, igual que las hojas de los árboles y, pese a todo, algo de esas hojas permanece y dura.

Lo único que se puede decir es que todo personaje, cuando es verosímil, supera al autor que lo crea. Si Cervantes quería hacer una burla de las novelas de caballerías, el fruto resultó superior a su intento. Cervantes creó un personaje universal, que vive e inspira a poetas, músicos, pintores, escritores en todo el mundo. No todo tiempo pasado fue mejor, es cierto; pero se debe decir que tampoco todo tiempo pasado fue peor. Las generaciones pasan, igual que las hojas de los árboles y, pese a todo, algo de esas hojas permanece y dura.

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