The Irish poet, playwright, storyteller, novelist, humorist, and critic Oscar Wilde’s life is like a play with two acts. The curtain opens with the rise of his success and closes with his fall from grace. His rise came when he stepped into a glamorous life at Oxford and his fall came when he was imprisoned because of his badly ended relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas. Wilde’s life is fiction becoming reality. It is a journey from narrative to existence. This article focuses on the story of the artist’s fall and examines if his death was from disease or suicide.
Keywords: Oscar Wilde, fall, syphilis, suicide, dead