List Of Speeches
Read Edward Carson’s cross-examination of Oscar Wilde on the following individuals: Lord Alfred Douglas (pp. 104-111) Alfred Wood (pp. 115-126) Edward Shelley (pp. 133-143) Walter Grainger (pp. 206-210) Please also refer to what Carson says about Wood and Parker in his opening speech for the case for the defense (pp. 262-265; pp. 277-278). Finally, read pp. 280-283, where Carson’s speech is cut off and the trial comes to a surprising end. Write a piece in 400-500 words on one of the following: -In what ways was Wilde “advanced” for his time? In what ways was he an old-fashioned Victorian male? How did Wilde try to reconcile one with the other? Analyze the text carefully and give appropriate examples. -Analyze some of the words and expressions that Carson used when he cross-examined Wilde and when he opened the case for the defence. Analyze some of the words and expressions that Wilde used in answering Carson’s questions. What are some of the obvious differences? Are there any similarities? Do not simply list examples with descriptions. Your piece should have a structure.