An Ideal Husband

by

Oscar Wilde

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The Stolen Brooch

The stolen brooch, which clasps shut around Mrs. Cheveley’s wrist, marks her as a liar and a thief. Like Robert’s letter to Baron Arnheim, it is the unambiguous incarnation of moral ambiguity… (read full symbol analysis)

The Buttonhole

When Lord Goring comes home at the beginning of the third act, he exchanges a day buttonhole (a small flower arrangement, like a corsage) for an evening one. We shortly learn that the buttonhole, one… (read full symbol analysis)