Algernon And Greed

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In the Importance of being Earnest, food seems to be an example of greed a n impatience. For example in act I Algernon eats all of the cucumber sandwiches he waits for his aunt without admitting that he has eaten all of them. That is greedy because he could not let jack eat the cucumber sandwiches, and it is impatient because he would not wait for his aunt to get there to eat the sandwiches. Wilde satirizes society by metaphorically saying that we as a society during this time is starting to become more greedy and impatient.
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