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  • Importance Of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
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    In "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde, humor functions through the use of Characterization and the social satire of the Victorian period. Characterization is the method an author uses to reveal or describe characters and their various personalities. Satire is a literary tone used to ridicule or make fun of human vice or weakness, often with the intent of correcting, or changing, the subject of the satirical attack. These two comical devices are part of the nature of humor, which is...
  • Oscar Wilde
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    Oscar Wilde was one of the most prominent Irish born playwrights. He was a major player in the aesthetic movement, which was based on art for art's sake. Wilde was also a novelist, playwright, poet, and critic. He was born Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wilson Wilde on October 16, 1854, in Dublin, Ireland. Wilde came from a rather large family. William Wilde, his father, had three illegitimate children previous to his marriage. They were Henry Wilson in 1838, Emily in 1847, and Mary in 1849. William p...
  • Oscar Wilde
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    Oscar Wilde was born in October 16th in 1854 (Oscar Wilde pg 5). His father William Wilde was an eye and ear doctor he was said to have pioneered the industry (Internet source). He also wrote medical books on this subject some of which became textbooks until well after his death (internet source). He was a very well learned and well-spoken man who fit right into Dublin's high society. His mother, Lady Jane Francesca Wilde was a smart, witty, and sophisticated women who was the perfect counterpar...
  • Guilty Of The Manipulative Desires For Marriage
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    All the Wrong Reason to Marry The work that will be discussed in this essay is the "The Importance of Being Ernest" and it was written by Oscar Wilde. The topic of marriage in this play involves the manipulative desires and dishonest values of marriage. The female characters in this story including Cecily, Gwendolen, and Lady Bracknell are all guilty of scheming and controlling marriage. The desires and mentalities of these women are identical to the women of the Victorian Period. The men in thi...
  • Last Years Wilde
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    Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde (real name Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde) was born on October 16th, 1854 in Dublin. His father, William Robert Wilde, was an eminent eye doctor, with an interest in myths and folklore. He was the founder of the first eye and ear hospital in Great Britain, as well as the appointed Surgeon Occultist to the Queen, who knighted him. His mother, Jane Francesca ElgeeWilde, was a poet who wrote patriotic Irish verse under the pen name Speranza, and had a considerable foll...
  • Oscar Wilde And His Fairy Tales
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    Oscar Wilde And His Fairy Tales. Introduction Wilde, Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills) (b. Oct. 16, 1854, Dublin, Ire? d. Nov. 30, 1900, Paris, Fr.) Irish wit, poet and dramatist whose reputation rests on his comic masterpieces Lady Windermere's Fan (1893) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1899). He was a spokesman for Aestheticism, the late 19th-century movement in England that advocated art for art's sake. However, Oscar Wilde's takeoff of his enterprise and, his shaping of his characteristi...
  • Wilde's Fourth Popular West End Play
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    Oscar Wilde The world has seen many talented literary writers. One of the more famous appeared in the late 19th century. Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland on October 16, 1854. His life produced award-winning poetry and highly acclaimed plays. Although he had a troubled childhood, Wilde gained large popularity for his outlandish wit and compelling personality. Despite his overwhelming public appeal as a playwright, Oscar Wilde ultimately died a sad and lonely death. Oscar Wilde grew up in s...
  • Picture Of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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    How Time Periods Affect Society In the book, The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, society was all supposed to be the same. Individuality was not a lifestyle, or a way of life. The unique characters were looked down upon. In this time, people married and had relationships for social status and not for love. The relationships were strictly business, and if someone married below their social status they were looked down upon. This time was called the Victorian Period and existed between 1837...
  • Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde
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    English 201.1 WW Dr. J. M anderson 25 June 2003 The Power of Prose; Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde is one of the world's greatest writers. Born in Ireland in the mid 1800's, Wilde is most famously known for his wit (LiteratureClassics). Jane El gee, Wilde's mother was also known as a great writer of verse and prose and probably one who had a great influence on her son. Wilde was also known for being homosexual and along with legal battles was imprisoned for two years because of his sexual preference (L...

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