The Importance of Being Ernest Essay

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  • The Importance Of Being Ernest Analysis

    The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde, ca. 1894 “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.” - Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan Oscar Wilde liked to write plays that pointed at the aristocracy and nouveau riche in a critical way, but of course, written in a funny way so that his work became satirical. Oscar Wilde was therefore a brilliant writer of comedies of manners, the entertainment form that satirizes the manners of a social class, in Wilde’s case, the high upper class, as previously mentioned. “The Importance of Being Earnest” is a great example of this, as Wilde in this play, repeatedly mocks Victorian traditions, such as the pursuit of love, which we see in both Gwendolen and Cecily, who both have put their faith in the Christian name of Earnest, quite unlike the mother of Gwendolen; Lady Bracknell who is much more methodical and analytical of whom her daughter…

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  • The Importance Of Being Ernest

    People say love is a feeling that one could describe in many ways. A person can love someone for his/her looks, personality, sense of humor, how fit he/she is--but when does his name become a factor of if one loves another or not? Writer Owen Wilson claims “Love is the soul's recognition of its counterpoint in another.” One does not typically prefer to date someone with the name John, rather than Dylan, for example. Usually, a person will say a name does not matter when it comes to loving…

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  • The Importance Of Being Ernest Essay

    The Importance of Being Earnest is an absurd tale that exposes the strangeness of high-society. More specifically, it zooms in on the plight between three sets of lovers. However, the relationship between Jack and Gwendolen arguably takes center stage as they struggle to keep their hopes of marriage intact despite the interference of Lady Bracknell. If Jack and Gwendolen are going to keep their love alive, they will require help from a most unlikely source. In The Importance of Being Earnest,…

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  • Wilde And Oliver Parker's The Importance Of Being Earnest

    creating a film adaptation of a play, one must confront the various requirements of a new industry. For longer plays one may have to trim dialogue or may have to edit the text to make it more digestible to a more modern audience. Similarly, another aspect would be the director who is essentially a random variable as they all vary from person to person. Directors often face a dilemma while trying decide if they will try to make their work distinct or make few changes to stay true to the original…

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  • The Importance Of Being Earnest Character Analysis

    play, Oscar Wide reveals that it is difficult to tell the truth even if try to, because the truth will never be so simple. Once all of the lies been told who would believe the truth. Oscar Wilde wrote comedy melodrama play “The Importance of Being Earnest” which is his perception of the rigid Victorian social norms and values. Also the word “Earnest” plays a significant role in the play. According to Brigitte Bastiat, Oscar Wilde uses his characters to express’s his deviance of the Victorian…

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  • Hypocrisy In Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest

    manner. Oscar Wilde takes advantage of these initial reactions to the thought of being earnest to spin a story of Victorian Era upper class practices to challenge the world he lived in. Through his play The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde uses the notion of being earnest to display the absurdity that is deeply rooted in upper class Victorian Era beliefs and the hypocrisy that is easily accepted, and because of how the characters react to being trivial Wilde is able to reveal the…

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  • Cinematic Adaptation Of Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being E

    do it for a specific reason in mind, not just to produce a text, but to make a point about society or a relatable issue that we all deal with. They have to make certain artistic decisions to help enhance and support the statement that they are trying to make to their audience. In Oliver Parker’s cinematic adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, the integrating of diverse camera work, editing, staging and close following of the original text give the cinematic viewer a much…

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  • Honesty In Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest

    Honesty is an important aspect of many agreements in everyday life. It is important in school, work and other aspects, like marriage. In Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, the satire of an upper-class Victorian marriage can also be seen as a parody of the noble Victorian society as a whole. Wilde uses short dialogue to mock upper-class marriage in order to highlight and ridicule the flashbacks of society as a whole during this Victorian era. Wilde’s clever mind comes up with the…

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  • Oscar Wilde The Importance Of Being Earnest Double Life

    “I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would-be hypocrisy.” (Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest) Jamie Lessells Life in the 21st century has moved on from past events and stereotypes, and celebrities have never been more in the spotlight. Despite all this change, some ideas, attitudes and values constructed in The Importance of Being Earnest are still relevant in society today. Themes such as marriage and living double…

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  • Theme Of Honesty And Lies In The Importance Of Being Earnest

    Student name Professor Course Date The Importance of Being Earnest: Honesty vs. Lies “The Importance of Being Ernest” by Oscar Wilde was first played in 1895 at the St James’s Theatre in London. The major theme that the play revolves around is trivial notions that critical institutions like marriages are being shown. In other words, it was a satire of the Victorian ways. The play is a farcical comedy, and the protagonists of the play employ made-up personalities to escape their lives. The lies…

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