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  • Middle Class And Characters Lady Bracknell
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    "The Importance of Being Earnest", a play by Oscar Wilde, gives an interesting look into each of the social classes existent in late Victorian England. As the play follows Ernest Worthing, the main character, through his dilemmas concerning his love for the wealthy Gwendolen, his lack of knowledge concerning his parentage and his overall lack of knowledge concerning his own identity, we see the many classes that he encounters throughout and are given a good interpretation of each. Each character...
  • Novel Our Class
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    William Goldman's novel the lord of the flies has become one of the most widely read pieces of American Literature from the 20th century. The exercises performed on Friday helped our class better understand the motivations of the characters from the novel. The primary way in which our class was able to better comprehend the characters occurred when we elected a leader. Furthermore, the second way in which we understood the characters was when our elected leader was overthrown and "anarchy" resul...
  • Nobles And The Middle Class
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    A Marxist Criticism on 'The Importance of Being Earnest' 'Excuse me Geoffrey, could you get me some more water. I'm terribly thirsty, and the weather out here isn't doing any good for my complexion. ' declares the man as he sighs in exhaustion. 'Right away sir, anything else?' proclaims the servant. 'No that will be all. ' says the man as he waves off the servant. So is this the scene of yesteryear's society or one of today's, well in actuality it can be either. In today's world the rich still r...
  • Excentuation Of The Classes In The Film
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    The Academy Award winning 1940's adaptation of Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice, tells the story of the five Bennett girls struggle to find love in the Victorian suburb of London. Robert L. Leonard, the director of the film, uses many different techniques to excentuate the different socio-economic classes of the characters as well as respecting the time period in which the novel was originally written. The different classes in which each of the characters belongs to has an integral part in the ...
  • Bounderby A Believable Character
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    A firm character basis is the foundation upon which any good novel is built. For an allegorical novel, Dickens' has a surprisingly complex character foundation. The characters in Hard Times have both the simplistic characteristics of a character developed for allegorical purposes, as well as the intricate qualities of "real" people. These characters think and feel like we do and react to their situations in the same way that most of us would. These attributes are what give the characters life an...
  • Every Character Of Ford's Stagecoach
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    An Interpretation of 'Stagecoach' In 1939 John Ford masterminded a classical western film by the name of Stagecoach. This film has the integrity of a fine work of art. Being that it could be considered a work of art, the impression left on a viewing audience could differ relying on the audience's demographics. However, it is conceivable to all audiences that Ford delivers a cast of characters that are built on stereotypes and perceptions conjured from 'B' westerns that preceded this film's time....
  • Economic Elites
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    Life one Honors Seminar Grapes of Wrath Question #4 Among the many themes in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath is a perfect example of the aggressive economic practices of profit minded corporate and banking elites. In a move to hedge losses on a on their real estate investment they elect to foreclose the leases on the farmland that was all but obliterated by the dust storms. During the time of the Great Depression in Oklahoma money could be made in only a handful of ways. Among these were th...
  • Birlings Disrespect For The Lower Class
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    Assignment 2 How a key scene (Act 1) from the play might be staged and explaining the role of a chosen character (Birling) in the part of the play. As the curtains are drawn, the audience should immediately be able to see that the house belongs to a prosperous family. The furniture in the room would show this. It should be large, solid furniture of the time, as Priestley described it, substantial and comfortable looking however not welcoming and homelike. It should be more like a show room, a ch...

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