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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...
  • 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...
  • Its Origin In A Story Synge
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    The plot of 'The Playboy' has its origin in a story Synge heard about a man who did kill his father with a spade and, helped by the people of Inishmaan, escaped to America. Synge was taken by this story; from his own research in the West of Ireland, the part of the country that still retained the most of the old Gaelic culture, he was able to incorporate some sense of the loneliness of life there, along with the rebellious temperament of their people. If they were willing to shelter a murderer f...
  • 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...
  • Rev Chasuble And Miss Prism
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    Oscar Wilde's play, The Importance Of Being Earnest, is an example of his use of "dandyism". Throughout the play he uses humorous depictions of class tensions and delights in the play's characters' confused sense of values. Lady Bracknell is perhaps the choice character to use to make a mockery of materialistic, middle-class society. She is a highfalutin Victorian lady who stresses good breeding above all other matters. When she is informed that Jack has asked Gwendolen to marry him, she quickly...

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