Lady Windermere’s Fan


Oscar Wilde

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Lady Windermere’s Fan

The play’s most prominent symbol, Lady Windermere’s fan represents the performative nature of femininity. Traditionally, respectable young women like Lady Windermere would have used beautiful fans like this one both as fashionable accessories and…

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Roses, which are typically associated with picturesque femininity, appear prominently at both the start and end of the play. At the beginning, Lady Windermere is arranging roses when Lord Darlington comes to visit her, which…

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The Miniature

The miniature is a small figurine of her mother that Lady Windermere treasures and kisses when she says her prayers each night. Though Lady Windermere believes that her mother is dead, the audience knows that…

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