Wilde's works have been influenced by many factors that he was exposed to during his lifetime such as his homosexuality and
the difficulties he found in his marriage. In addition, since he lived during the Victorian era, he was part of the aestheticism
movement and wrote "art for art's sake." He did not have the intentions of becoming an author with the purpose to please an
audience but, to express his ideals and feelings. Most of his works expose a balance of good and evil expressing such themes
as marriage, mortality and innocence.
first feelings of homosexuality arose at a time where his literary works, which were mostly poems, were not very well-known.
However, his new interest in same sex relationships affected his writings by increasing his productivity and improving the
quality. These homosexual feelings could be seen as a turning point in Wilde's career. The guilt he felt about his homosexuality
and hiding it from his wife caused him to focus more on themes of evil and suffering.
since Wilde wrote during the Victorian era, the morals and standards posed by the current society also affected his writings.
He chose to ridicule the people who conform to all these societal expectations. Fundamentally, Oscar Wilde intended to write
"art for art's sake", to show people the beauty of life and that one does not have to follow a strict guide book to succeed
in life. It did not matter if one had to be polite or rude as long as he was himself.