Oscar Wilde – A Short Biography

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright. After experimenting with different forms, he became one of the most accomplished playwrights in London in the early 1890s. It is quite difficult to encapsulate Wilde’s brilliance in a few short sentences as there is no dearth of literary accomplishments when it comes to him. In his lifetime, he carved a niche for himself churning out several, critically acclaimed masterpieces, the relevance of which are even profound to this day. He went on to make eminent contributions during the aesthetic and decadent movement, making him one of the most prolific writers of his era.

Early life 

Oscar Wilde was born to an Anglo – Irish couple in Dublin, Ireland on October 16, 1856. He had two siblings, an older brother named Willie, and a sister, Isola, who unfortunately died at the age of 10. Wilde’s mother, identified as an Irish nationalist and wrote under the alias, Speranza. She attracted many other intellectuals and artists who frequented her place. The seeds of art, culture and literature were sown in the Wilde kids’ lives quite early on. They learnt to appreciate scholarly conversations by mingling with the guests. Wilde’s childhood left a lasting impression on his life.

Till the age of nine, Wilde was homeschooled. He joined his brother later on at the Portora Royal School. His peers were awed by his disposition, while many considered him a prodigy for his speed reading abilities. 

Contributions to Literature

Wilde is most fondly remembered for the iconic novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. He found great fame and fortune after releasing three very successful comedies-  Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Ernest. Also, he authored critical essays like Intentions (1891), and his long letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, De Profundis, several fairy tales and various proses. Later on, he diversified into shorter tales, publishing works like The Happy Prince and Other Tales. In 1891 he published two more collections, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories, and A House of Pomegranates. Wilde poured his unmatched wit and dazzling flamboyance into his stories which made his work incredibly engaging for the readers. His illustrious career made him a Victorian celebrity. 

Trial and Conviction 

Wilde’s life was riddled with problems as well as scandals. Although he was married and had two children, he led a double life by being a frequent visitor of male brothels. Homosexuality was a crime in the United Kingdom until the 1960s and the punishment meted out, if convicted, was severe. Lord Alfred Douglas and Oscar Wilde began an affair in secret. Douglas was a British poet and aristocrat, and also 16 years his junior. The romantic tryst was eventually uncovered and Douglas’ father put forth a public accusation by calling Wilde a ‘sodomite’. Wilde sued him for libel, subsequently lost and was found guilty of gross indecency arising from indulgence in homosexuality. Soon he was rounded up and sent to prison, where he spent two very difficult years. He first arrived at Newgate Prison in London and was later shifted to Pentonville Prison. The court had sentenced him to hard labour, which comprised of picking oakum and several hours of walking on the treadmill. After a few months, he was again moved to a different prison where the grueling conditions started taking a toll on his fragile health. On one such day, he collapsed from illness and hunger. The fall ruptured his ear drum, which played a major role in his eventual death.

Later Years 

Following his imprisonment, Wilde was shunned by society and left bankrupt. His immaculate public image was tarnished after the invasive court trials. He spent his last years in Europe, strolling in boulevards and drowning in his miseries. The little money he had was spent on alcohol. Wilde soon died of cerebral meningitis which stemmed majorly from his prison injury, leaving behind a rich legacy. He is a celebrated figure even today.


Bringing up a cheerful, sound youngster is perhaps the most difficult job a parent can have – and furthermore one of the most fulfilling. However a considerable lot of us don’t approach nurturing with a similar center we would use for a task. We might follow up on our gut responses or simply utilize the equivalent nurturing strategies our own folks utilized, regardless of whether these were powerful nurturing abilities. Bringing up kids is one of the hardest and most satisfying positions on the planet — and the one for which you may feel the most un-arranged.

Guardians are among the main individuals in the existences of small kids. Guardians incorporate moms and fathers, just as different parental figures who go about as guardians. From birth, youngsters depend on guardians to give them the consideration they should be cheerful and solid, and to develop and foster well. However, guardians once in a while need data and the help that they need for great nurturing. Great nurturing helps encourage compassion, genuineness, independence, discretion, consideration, participation, and brightness, says Steinberg, a recognized educator of brain science at Temple University in Philadelphia. It additionally advances scholarly interest, inspiration, and urges a craving to accomplish. Great nurturing additionally shields youngsters from creating uneasiness, gloom, dietary problems, introverted conduct and liquor and substance addiction.

Kid raising tips that can assist you with feeling more satisfied as a parent :
• Boosting Your Child’s Self-Esteem
• Catch Kids Being Good
• Set Limits and Be Consistent With Your Discipline
• Make Time for Your Kid
• Be a Good Role Model
• Make Communication a Priority
• Be Flexible and Willing to Adjust Your Parenting Style
• Show That Your Love Is Unconditional
• Know Your Own Needs and Limitations as a Parent

Also, attempt to make nurturing a reasonable work. Zero in on the spaces that need the most consideration instead of attempting to address everything at the same time. Let it out when you’re worn out. Get some down time from nurturing to do things that will satisfy you personally or as a couple.

The parent-youngster relationship is significant in light of the fact that it establishes the framework for the kid’s character, life decisions, and generally conduct. It can likewise influence the strength of their social, physical, mental, and enthusiastic wellbeing. Kids who have a sound connection with their folks are bound to foster positive associations with others around them. They can set up secure bonds and fellowships with peers. The sound contribution of guardians in their kids’ everyday life guarantees that their children can perform better socially and scholastically.


“We have a such a deep connection to music because it is ‘hardwired’ in our brains and bodies,” said Barbara Else.

We would all be able to consider somewhere around one tune that, when we hear it, triggers an enthusiastic reaction. It very well may be a tune that went with the principal dance at your wedding, for instance, or a melody that helps you to remember a troublesome separation or the passing of a friend or family member.

Music is one of the most widespread methods of articulation and correspondence for humanity and is available in the day to day existences of individuals, everything being equal, and from all societies all throughout the planet. Paying attention to music, singing, making, regardless of whether separately and by and large, are normal exercises for by far most of individuals. Music addresses a pleasant movement all by itself, yet its impact goes past basic delight. These exercises not just permit the declaration of individual internal states and sentiments, yet additionally can achieve numerous constructive outcomes in the people who participate in them.

Paying attention to music has been displayed to further develop memory working, increment pace of recuperating, work on your exercises and the sky is the limit from there. Music and its impact on memory has been a warmed discussion in the logical world, however scientists currently have proof that the preparing of music and language, explicitly remembering data, depend on a portion of a similar cerebrum frameworks. Music has an exceptional connection to our feelings, and exploration has discovered that it very well may be utilized as an amazingly viable pressure the board device.

Studies have shown that individuals who pay attention to music consistently score higher on knowledge tests than individuals who don’t. This is on the grounds that individuals can hold more data when feeling more joyful for longer timeframes, which is typically while paying attention to music. Presently with expanded innovation in things like PDAs and watches, music is versatile now and can be delighted in anyplace whenever.

Music is the substance of life. All that has mood has music. Our breathing likewise has a beat. Subsequently, we can say that there is music in each individual or a living animal. Music can pass on a wide range of feelings to individuals. Music is additionally an extremely incredible intends to interface with God. We can reason that Music is the most flawless type of love of God and to associate with our spirit.