Oscar Wilde and Disobedience

Today, write about (or begin a story based on) the following quotation:

Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.
      ~ Oscar Wilde

If writing a journal entry or free-write, you might consider the place of disobedience in your life or the lives of those around you. Consider its virtues and problems. Of course, a piece of fiction involving disobedience can take so many forms and paths. Must someone find the strength to consider disobedience in order to do the right thing? Must someone find the strength to trust a superior rather than following the instinct to disobey? Situations are rarely clear-cut in real life–you might brainstorm some of the ways in which disobedience could be necessary or could cause severe problems within a given plot.

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