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February 2024 Candidate
Poignant, hilarious, ironic, sad, beautiful, Oscar Wilde’s literary fairy tales evoke vivid and intense imagery and discuss topics such as social status, wealth, and Christianity. In this module, we will read and discuss some of Oscar Wilde’s fairy tales. We will talk about the plot, characters, specific nuances of the language, use of irony, and symbolism. We will also read stories that influenced some of the tales, especially Andersen’s tales such as “The Little Mermaid,” “The Shadow,” “The Darning Needle,” and others.
This module is part of a two-module series, but each one stands alone and is independent from the other. In the first module, we will talk about the fairy tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales , and in the second module we will discuss A House of Pomegranates .

Required Texts

Any edition of The Happy Prince and Other Tales and A House of Pomegranates .
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Days and Times

Meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on February 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27

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