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1

List two quotes from Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband that portray political power

'power over other men [...] one thing worth having' - Sir Robert Chiltern
'his tapestries, his enamels, his jewels' - Sir Robert Chiltern

2

List three quotes from Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband that portray female empowerment

'And I am in attack' - Mrs Cheveley
'You are going to make it possible' - Mrs Cheveley
'What else is there to do?' - Lady Chiltern

3

List four quotes from Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband that portray the New Woman

'beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics' - Mabel Chiltern
'Men can be analysed, women merely adored' - Mrs Cheveley
'[paroxysm of rage]' - Mrs Cheveley
'Men need it so sadly' - Mabel Chiltern (education)

4

List two quotes from Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband that portray dandies

'I love talking about nothing' - Lord Goring
'But women who have common sense are so curiously plain, father, aren’t they?' - Lord Goring

5

List three critics of Wilde to do with gender roles

'Does not clearly support or subvert the discourse as to the dichotomy between men and women' - Masehide Kaneda
'Supports and subverts the Victorian ideology' - Masehide Kaneda
'The dandy liberally draws from the lexical field of decency, in particular... to police sexuality' - Gilbert Pham Thanh

6

List two critics of Wilde to do with power

'Basic hypocrisy of English society' - Alan Bird
'Loud in portraying their goodness, but quiet about the self-interested pursiot of power and wealth' -Thomas Gale (Sir Robert Chiltern/High Society)

7

List one critic of Wilde to do with love

'[Robert Chiltern's love is conditional on her continuing support for his political ambition' - Sos Eltis