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    Comedy can be created with varying methods. In both Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, the characters carry on with regular social engagements without knowledge; that is only available to the audience, relevant to the play. Both stories, effectively, use dramatic irony in a similar fashion to create humour. Through the conversations involving mistaken identity, foolish behaviour caused by the unfavourable situations, and dishonesty in love,…

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    Author of The Importance of being Earnest, Oscar Wilde, utilizes dialogue, diction and irony to illustrate the play’s protagonist, Jack Worthing, who in turn illuminates the script’s theme that behavior deemed appropriate by society may conflict with moral decency. The dialogue from the interrogation of Jack by Lady Bracknell, his love’s mother, reveals that he is a character of high class and puts up a front in order to make a good impression in the face of others, as after the meeting, he…

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    Oscar Wilde ridicules Victorian aristocracy’s gluttony and self-indulgence by using hunger as a euphemism for desire. Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest stands as a parody of society, morals, and marriage during Queen Victoria’s reign. Conflict arises in the scenes of the play that feature food, such as: the stolen bottle of wine, Algernon devouring sandwiches meant for his aunt, Jack and Gwendolen’s bread and butter, and the muffins. Algernon bewilders Jack by eating muffins during a time…

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    “The Importance of Being Ernest” by Oscar Wilde reveals that living in the Victorian era is complicated due to the social norms from that time period. Furthermore, the upper and lower class represent the rupture in the Victorian era, lady Bracknell demonstrates the hypocrisy from the higher class towards the lower class and the use of the false identities represent the irony of Jack and Algernon’s way of thinking. Therefore, social convention brings challenging issues to most of the characters…

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    The Alter Ego of Jack Worthing “The Importance of Being Earnest (also called A Trivial Comedy for Serious People)” is a play written by Oscar Wilde in the late 1890's. Although it is comedy, it is also a social satire and it has some serious themes hidden in its lines. The themes here address Victorian social issues. In in the late 19th century, in the Victorian society, the life was not very easy. People were divided in social classes and there was a strict code of morals which people from…

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    Jack and Algernon, two significant characters in Oscar Wilde’s Importance of Being Earnest, are characterized by similarities and differences that drive the main plot of the play. For example, both characters are well versed in the art of deception, because they have used fictional names and characters in their lives. The “Bunburying” causes the most comic aspect of the play: the mistaken identities. Although the two characters take parallel actions, such as when they developed imaginary…

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    The play The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde was one of Wilde’s bestselling plays. Oscar Wilde’s play is about a group of upper class friends named Algernon and Jack who imitate a made up character named “Earnest”. Throughout the play, not only does Wilde include many examples of irony, but he also criticizes the upper class. In The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde exposes the lack of responsibility in the upper class through the use of bunburying and petty arguments about…

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    movie and the story line. The Importance of being Earnest is the movie we are watching. The movie is done and everyone is mind blown. Ernest is actually named Jack. Ernest proposes to Gwendolen who was destined to fall in love with a man named Ernest, but that 's not his real name. Algernon Moncrieff is Ernest 's best friend and Gwendolen cousin, who then changes his name to Ernest when he goes to the country to be with Cecily, whom Jack takes care of. Algernon Ernest proposes to Cecily, who is…

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    passage from Act II “The Importance of Being Ernest” by Oscar Wilde, Wilde uses many sources of humor to show the comical way in which Ernest and Cecily meet for the very first time. Starting with a confusing engagement and ending with a phony name, this encounter took a different turn than expected as it developed. The first source of humor used in “The Importance of Being Ernest” is when Cecily has announced to Ernest, also known as Algernon, that they are engaged. Ernest has never met Cecily…

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    While today’s acceptance levels of the LGBT+ community are at the highest levels in modern history, for a long time the level of acceptance was a negative one. During the 1800s and some parts of the world today, being homosexual is thought to be a disease and/or crime. Writers who were apart of the LGBT+ community in the 1800s were marked by their sexuality. Their pieces of work, if even read, were ridiculed. Anything they did was placed below writings of their straight counterparts, no matter…

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