Thursday May 3rd, 7:00pm SLT

by Oscar Wilde
A reversal of Andersen's The Little Mermaid - Instead of the usual sea nymph seeking a human soul, Wilde has the fisherman give up his soul to join the mermaid and to enjoy sensual pleasures and her natural love. Ironically, his soul and the institution of the church endeavor to destroy his wholesome love. Nevertheless, the fisherman recognizes that his 'hedonistic' love is more pure than what society ordains as good, and he is reunited with the mermaid by the end of the tale in an act of rebellion against traditional morality.  Story in voice.

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