The Disciple by Oscar Wilde

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Re: The Disciple by Oscar Wilde

Post by raindropwriter » 13 Dec 2014, 14:55

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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Post by Clifora » 20 Jul 2016, 06:48

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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Post by ollesternberg » 05 Apr 2017, 23:54

The story is amazing! Very interesting, I think I should share this to my friends... ;)

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Post by peterparker » 20 Oct 2017, 00:16

I had never read this

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Post by Kipjoe » 06 Feb 2018, 03:54

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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Post by ASB_1 » 18 Feb 2018, 13:49

I just read it for the first time and I’m loving it.
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Post by Raydellabshire » 04 Mar 2018, 15:48

Title book each everyone should read

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Post by kewelike1 » 14 Apr 2018, 13:26

Great story. Touching though.

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Post by Abigail Stevenson » 16 Apr 2018, 08:48

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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Post by nooregano » 19 Mar 2019, 12:37

Thanks for sharing this!
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Post by dnadine1955 » 27 Jun 2019, 00:31

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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