Essay about importance of being ernest

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All the Wrong Reason to Marry      The work that will be discussed in this essay is the “The Importance of Being Ernest” and it was written by Oscar Wilde. The topic of marriage in this play involves the manipulative desires and dishonest values of marriage. The female characters in this story including Cecily, Gwendolen, and Lady Bracknell are all guilty of scheming and controlling marriage. The desires and mentalities of these women are identical to the women of the Victorian Period. The men in this play are also guilty of the manipulative desires for marriage. Oscar Wilde’s work is an aggression on Victorian Society because marriage was used as a social convenience. Oscar Wilde gives foreshadowing in the…show more content…
The desire of manipulating marriage in “The Importance of Being Ernest” is directly related to these factors. Oscar Wilde portrays his characters regarding these factors and has a point to teach his audience the flaws about marriage.      The characters in this work are all involved in manipulative desires regarding marriage. The main reason for marriage should be because of the affection, love and closeness you have for someone. On the contrary, the characters in this story all have uncharacteristic reasons for marriage. The women in this story who wish to marry are interested in their spouses solely because of their notorious backgrounds. Gwendolen is stimulated to marry Jack because he was found as an infant in Victoria Station and also because she adores the name Ernest. Cecily wishes to marry Algernon because of his notorious behavior and sinful reputation. These examples portray that these women want to marry for all the wrong reasons. Algernon and Jack have manipulative desires for marriage as well. Algernon decides that he wants to marry Cecily upon just meeting her, proving he based his decision on the fact that she is young and pretty. It seems questionable why Jack would want to marry Cecily because he is aware of how egocentric she is. These situations all prove my thesis because marriage is merely being used as a social tool. The characters in this story have all the wrong
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