In the preface of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde, an interesting thing was said. Something that I have been able to remember 2 years after I had read it. It was this: "The nineteenth century dislike of Realism is the rage of Caliban, seeing his own face in a glass. The nineteenth century dislike of Romanticism is the Rage of Caliban, not seeing his own face in a glass." Any thoughts? It does not only apply to the 19th century, as Romanticism and Realism still exist today? Was Wilde's an accurate statement. I would greatly appreciate the opinions of you all as I am on my own road to understanding this. Philosophy is one of few instances when sitting around talking does get things done. And I, being an inherently lazy social being, love it deeply because of that fact.