Wilde as Parodist: a Second Look at the Importance of Being Earnest : a Review
Oscar Wilde used numerous epigrams, the main thing he was famous for, to reach his points and to entertain his audience. “The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last”, “produce your explanation and pray make it improbable”, “washing one's own clean linen in public", and “in married life three is company and two is none” are just a few examples of Wilde’s ingenious ideas paradoxing common phrases, and used just right to tersely express his opinions in a witty way.
The Importance of Being Earnest is a fantastic play; it is truly a great work of English literature. It makes light of love, marriage, and religion which are issues that people take very seriously and that is what everybody needs is to lighten up sometimes. Despite the fact that it was written in the Victorian era, the witty comedic themes are still relevant in today's society which makes the play all the more entertaining and relatable. Wilde’s tone of wit, farce and satire combined together shows his great ability as an