Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories - Oscar Wilde It seems to me that some here are not taking into account the potential for wider echoes, for deeper metaphors, contained within some of these stories, beyond the cute and clever word-play and emotional moral parables. There is, it seems to me for example, a rather blatant hint towards the end of “The Portrait of Mr W.H.” that, as wonderful as the plot's fabrication is, it is itself a particular shadow on a certain cave wall...But perhaps its just my cataracts...