The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated


The Remarkable Rocket

This story revolves around a pompous firework which believes itself to be the centrepiece of a an elegant wedding. It is a vain, arrogant character who believes itself to be superior to its peers and demonstrates this sophistication by bursting into tears to prove its sensitivity. In doing so it becomes damp and useless and so is subsequently thrown into a ditch the following day.


It is then found by some passing children and tossed into a campfire. Despite being seen by no one, it considers itself to have been an incredible success. Wilde deals with the mature themes of self perception and the concept of reality in a playful manner, allowing readers of all ages to draw insight from this whimsical tale.


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