Oscar Wilde Motifs

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The ideology of an unrealistic world illustrates how truth emerges through “motifs” . The “tea” drinking ritual symbolises social status. It suggests we are judged by our social etiquette, conforming to the laws of society issignificant for them. It has been viewed as naturalistic which is symbolic due to its humorous presentation. The classes are portrayed in a hasty manner as we notice Gwendolyn and Cecily struggle to regain their composure as “sugar is not fashionable anymore”.Furthermore, it invites the audience to mock these two ladies; instead of using their intellectual talent they are wasting their time contemplating whether “cake is rarely seen at the best houses”. Wilde’s presentation of the social hierarchy mocks the upper-class
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