The Love of the Nightingale: Fitzgerald and Wilde’s Views on Love

Beijie CHEN


Wilde’s love was like the nightingale in his work The Nightingale and the Rose, who was desperate for the love and beauty in his heart. While Fitzgerald loved the night, his personality is as gentle as it, and his love is also as loyal as the nightingale in Wilde’s writing. Loving only one person in his whole life, he attained fame and fortune for her, and lost himself because of his love. Fitzgerald and Wilde, separated by the Atlantic Ocean and lived in two periods of 40 years apart, but their love that did not end well, resounds like the poignant song of a nightingale.


Fitzgerald, Wilde, Devotion, Love of the Nightingale

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