Oscar Wilde Importance of Being Earnest Essay

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    nineteenth-century Great Britain, being homosexual was forbidden by law. As a result of these laws, many males were reluctant to form strong relationships with other men due to the fear of persecution. Although illegal, many such as author Oscar Wilde refused to abide by these regulations in order to find happiness in the company of other men. In several of his pieces, such as the play, The Importance of Being Earnest and the novella, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde shows the troubles in male relationships

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    Social Status in Persuasion and The Importance of Being Earnest Social status refers to a person 's position or importance within a society. I have done some research and have acquired information over the way social status is addressed in both the writings of Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde. In the novel Persuasion we can see how the characters go beyond their means to uphold their title and social value. In the play The Importance of Being Earnest we can see how the social rank and wealth of a person

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    appeared to be strict. The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, a nineteenth century author who was one of the most acclaimed playwrights of his day, is a play set in the Victorian time period that demonstrates how trivial telling the truth was. Different characters throughout Wilde’s play establish their dishonestly through hiding who they really are and pretending to be someone whom they are not. In an essay titled “From ‘Oscar Wilde’s Game of Being Earnest,’” Tirthankar Bose describes

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    trust and is the opposite of intimacy. The novel, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, is a hypocrisy comedy. Jack, the main character, chose to live in a lie, and created a fake identity. The theme largely revolves around the name “Earnest” meaning sincere, honest, and serious. The book shows the importance of being earnest but has characters that do quite the opposite, mainly Jack. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde was mainly about a guy named Jack, who was discovered

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    The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, premiered in London in 1895 when Wilde was in the peak of his career. During this time of the Victorian Era, society was very moral and chaste, at least on the surface. There was a very specific code of behavior that governed almost everything, but focused mainly on the topic of marriage. This affected Wilde first-hand as he was married to a woman but also involved with men which was forbidden at the time. Using the themes of dualism and marriage, Wilde

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    Hidden Symbols in The Importance of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest written by Oscar Wilde takes place in 1895 and exposes the hypocritical social expectations of the end of the Victorian era. During the Victorian period, marriage was about protecting your resources and keeping socially unacceptable impulses under control. The play undeniable reveals and focuses satire around differences between the behaviors of the upper class and that of the lower class. Oscar Wilde uses comedic symbolism

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    mortar of the wry play The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde The significance of the notion of being earnest is contradicted in the play, through Wilde’s clever use of words, characters digression of societal normalcy, and triviality of Victorian concepts. Cynical character Algernon asserts that women of Victorian society reinforce the importance of orderly money as a type of social contract. On page 3, it is quickly established the type of

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    In the play by Oscar Wilde “The Importance of Being Earnest”, Wilde takes a comedic stance on a melodrama, portraying the duplicity of Victorian traditions and social values as the modernism of the twentieth century begins to emerge. The idea of the play revolves around its title of the characters discovering the importance of being earnest to their individual preferences. The author uses the traditional efforts of finding a marriage partner to illustrate the conflicting pressure of Victorian values

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    Meghan DuPree English 2322 Bardenhagen Research Paper The Importance of Being Earnest In the play, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, there is a lot of humor that can be found. Specifically, developed behind the characters in this play that display many instances of irony and how important it was to fit into the “status quo” of this time period. There are specific behaviors from the characters of Lady Bracknell, Gwendolen, and Algernon that portray Wilde’s opinion of society during

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    unobtainable. Every person is a product of the culture they live; they are dictated how to act and their social interactions, pretty much how to live. That being said, it sometimes causes problems between being one true self and conforming to the ideas of society. Characters from Antigone by Sophocles and The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde both have trials and tribulations with societies. Throughout the entire play, Antigone battles with the fact that sometimes you have to make a difficult

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