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  • Ernest And Gwendolyn Relationship
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    In Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest he presents a satirized view of the upper class during Victorian times. He does this is several ways. First, through his representation of These observations include the prevalent utilization of deceit in everyday affairs. Indeed the characters and plot of the play appear to be entirely irreverent, thus lending weight to the comedic, fanciful aspect. However, this same factor also serves to illuminate the major points that Wilde tries to conv...
  • Characters In The Importance Of Being Earnest
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    The Double Life in The Importance of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest appears to be a conventional 19th century farce. False identities, prohibited engagements, domineering mothers, lost children are typical of almost every farce. However, this is only on the surface in Wilde's play. His parody works at two levels- on the one hand he ridicules the manners of the high society and on the other he satirists the human condition in general. The characters in The Importance of Being Earne...
  • Worthing's Friend Lady Augusta Bracknell
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    Principal Characters Jack Worthing, gentleman of the Manor House; also known as 'Ernest' Cecily Cardew, Worthing's pretty young ward Miss Prism, Cecily's governess Algernon Moncrieff, Worthing's friend Lady Augusta Bracknell, Algernon's aunt Gwendolen Fairfax, Lady Bracknell's daughter The Reverend Canon Chasuble, Rector of Wootton Story Overview While Algernon Moncrieff and his manservant prepared for a visit from-n his aunt, the formidable Lady Bracknell, their conversation turned to the quest...
  • Example Of Wilde's Use Of Humor
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    Oscar Wilde, the author of The Importance of Being Earnest, was most definitely a peculiar character. This is present in his writings, particularly in the aforementioned work. The Importance of Being Earnest uses unusual situations and striking puns to produce a humor that would be enjoyed by nearly all peoples. The Importance of Being Earnest was nearly a Victorian example of an episode of 'Seinfeld. ' ; The characters contained within often find themselves in the most peculiar of situations, s...
  • Jack And Algernon
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    Literary Analysis "No man is an island". This means that no man is alone. Of all of the men on the planet, they all have somebody. It may not be obvious to them, but they are not alone. This relates to "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde in a light tone. Jack has no idea who either of his parents are. Lady Bracknell tells Jack: "To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like carelessness". (Act 1) When he finds out that the handbag he was in as an infant...
  • Lies And Deception
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    Lies or Deceptions: A Central Role in Plays In art as in life, lies or deceptions play a central role. Lies can have good intentions or bad intentions. Lies also serve as a function to justify certain behavior and sometimes to protect a person. Lies are powerful and can have an unintended affect. In A Doll House, The Important of Being Earnest, and The Misanthrope, lies and deceptions play a central role. In each play, the "deceiver" has his or her motives for the lies / deception in which it ca...
  • Importance Of Being Earnest
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    A Long Lasting Comedy In today's world we are all exposed to comedy. We see comedy in a variety of ways. These ways include: movies, plays, situational comedies on television, and stand up comedians. However, there is something very different about the typical comedy today compared to the play? The Importance of Being Earnest? written by Oscar Wilde. The modern comedy usually uses characters that are funny or actors that are known to be great comedians. What I mean by this is that the characters...

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