The Disciple by Oscar Wilde

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Re: The Disciple by Oscar Wilde

Post by raindropwriter »

Ah these lines are overwhelming especially this one - 'But I loved Narcissus because, as he lay on my banks and looked down at me, in the mirror of his eyes I saw ever my own beauty mirrored.'
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I found it quite amusing how the lake only liked him because it could admire itself and its beauty when he was there. It seems as if he, Narcissus, wanted to be friends with the lake, but the lake only liked him because it could like itself. The last sentence made me chuckle :)
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The story is amazing! Very interesting, I think I should share this to my friends... ;)

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I had never read this

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This is sad to read, some one is missed and it also tells of a saying, "had I known is always at last." sometimes it's too late to tell someone how you felt about them.

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I just read it for the first time and I’m loving it.
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Title book each everyone should read

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Post by kewelike1 »

Great story. Touching though.

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Post by Abigail Stevenson »

Well where do I start . Its a short book and it was interesting as it was written by Oscar Wilde . I honestly think this story could use a bit more detail and could be more expressive . The language could be made simpler too . But good job Oscar . :)

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Thanks for sharing this!
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Post by dnadine1955 »

Very interesting. To me, Narcissus like many in the world was caught up in his own beauty so much so, that he did not notice the beauty around him. The pool could perceive how Narcissus' image somehow reflected its own. Many of us walk through life with such a limited focus, and miss the far greater and limitless bigger picture.

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Post by Millian 3107 »

This short story really touched me because in relation to life some people bring out the best in is..Besides that the wordings really drove me insane. In summary,this is not a waste of time

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Post by Kelvin Moyo »

Great short story indeed. Really enjoyed readimg it and wished that it was a full book lomg story

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Post by priya_crown »

A beautiful poem with a wonderful short story about true love. I wished if it was a long non-ending story.

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Post by anaplasticCerebrum »

Love this one! Wilde knew exactly how to phrase his last sentence so the readers would be left with the ultimate point that the pool was just as narcissistic. Definitely wouldn't have the same impact if you rearranged the sentence.

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