Comparative Essay On The Importance Of Being Ernest

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“The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossibility!”(Act I). The film, The Importance of Being Earnest, is an enjoyable and comical interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s, The Importance of Being Earnest. This phenomenal film stars Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Reese Witherspoon, and many more talented actors and actresses.

In the film, Colin Firth play John Worthing, a responsible and respectable young man. Rupert Everett plays Algernon Moncrieff, a charming and distinct bachelor. John Worthing pretends to be his brother, Earnest, to see his love Gwendolen ,played by Frances O’Connor, in town. We soon find out that John really has no brother named Earnest and that he uses that name to get out of important events. In the middle of the film, John’s friend Algernon decides to visit John in the country by pretending to be Earnest as he visits Cecily Cardew, played by Reese Witherspoon. Due to a lack of character in John and Algernon, Cecily and Gwendolen believe they are engaged to the same man. Lady Bracknell, Judi Hench, follows her dear sweet Gwendolen to the country and wrecks havoc in everyone’s life as she exposes everyone’s secrets unintentional and brings to life the true identity of John Worthing.
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The costumes are dazzling and are an exact representation of the Victorian Era. From the bell sleeves to the cutaway jackets, the fashion matched perfectly to that of the time. The acts and scenes give all viewers a first-rate experience to what happens to Algernon and John as they continue their adventures for

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