Poet: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Poem: Noblesse Oblige
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May 24 2014
Comment 1 of 1, added on August 27th, 2005 at 2:59 PM.
This poem is awful...... it makes a simple and beautiful concept seems foolish and convoluted. Noblesse Oblige is simple: you are obliged to be noble because you are noble ( whether that be by birth as in the concept of the nobility, or because you are gifted in some way, or because you are you.... the fact is if we practiced this we'd be better off
The idea requires that you help others in any way you can =small or large= because os a member of the human race you are obliged to do so. Wheeler Wilcox has it wrong !
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