Being Earnest: The Importance Of Social Class

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The Importance of Being Earnest is set in the Victorian Era where social class is important. Social interactions were independent within an upper class and the lower class. The upper class kept their social interaction strictly within their class. When it came to the issue of marriage, it was the same. People in the upper class would only marry in their respected class in order to maintain or improve their financial status. Names were important because of their reputations in the upper class. Being Earnest is important because it inspires confidence regardless of its commonality within the upper class. In page 335, Gwendolen and Jack are having a conversation where we can see that the name Earnest is important. “But supposing it was something
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