A Critical Analysis of Oscar Wilde's 'Importance of Being Earnest'

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Running Head: CRITIQUING PLAY 1 Critiquing Play [Name of the Writer] [Name of the Institution] [Date of Submission] Table of Contents Introduction 3 Discussion 3 The Critical Summary 3 The Act One Part I 3 The Act One Part II 4 The Act Two Part I 4 The Act Two Part II 5 The Act Three Part I 6 The Act Three Part II 6 The Themes / Message of the Play 7 Sincerity and Manners 7 The Dual Identity 8 The Critique of Marriage 8 Idleness of the Aesthete and the Leisure Class 9 The Plot vs. Characterization 9 The Analysis of Character 9 The Structure Analysis of Plot 10 The Title of the play 11 Conclusion 12 Critiquing Play Introduction The play, 'The Importance of Being Earnest', is written by Oscar Wilde and was first performed in London at St. James's Theatre on fourteen February of the year of 1895. In order to escape burdensome social obligations, fictitious personal was maintained by the protagonists in this farcical comedy. The resulting satire of Victorian ways and the triviality through which the institutions were treated are the significant themes of the play that worked within the social conventions of late Victorian London (Brophy, 1947). The humor of the play was praised by all the contemporary reviews; whereas, it's explicit lack of social messages were a significant concern for some people. Discussion The Critical Summary The Act One Part I An unrealistic and a highly stylized world in which truly little seems to

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