The Importance of Being Ernest Essay

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    From his attire, the audience observe that Lord Caversham is stubbornly influenced by social strictures dissimilarly to Lord Goring who through stage directions in Act 1 Scene 1C, is “A flawless dandy” “fond of being misunderstood” and that “He is clever” (1.1C). Lord Caversham complains about his “good-for-nothing young son” (1.1A) indicating his frustration from Lord Goring’s lack of deference and concern for social didactics where in Act 3 Scene 2, Lord Goring…

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    these three poems I have chosen from packet, has practical purpose only because I feel a connection with my own life compared to the poem. In this poem, “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid it shows all the positive traits and qualities a female should have. Being called out of your name, and getting the negative perspective of others is something women hate. A mother should raise you to your full potential and teach you how to be a woman. Care for your own and act like a lady. Like for example in the…

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    Luke LaValle Mr. Zeigler Honors British Literature Lady Bracknell; The Unlikely Mother-in-Law “You can hardly imagine that I and Lord Bracknell would dream of allowing our only daughter—a girl brought up with the utmost care—to marry into a cloak-room, and form an alliance with a parcel? Good morning, Mr. Worthing!” said Lady Bracknell, upon hearing of Jack’s upbringing (Wilde). The mother of Gwendolen, she has very high standards when it comes to choosing a mate for her daughter. Any…

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    dramatists in England, and especially to Congreve and Wycherley; but it is a type of comedy which can flourish in any civilized urban society, and we see it again in Sheridan (1751-1816). This kind of comedy makes fun not so much of individual human beings and their humors as of social groups and their fashionable manners. It is general satirical, though in a good-natured way. The comedy of manners is a highly artificial form of drama and is generally full of verbal wit. So, like…

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    In Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, the characters often engage in quick, witty remarks towards one another. Yet beneath their comic front, these characters’ words subtly challenge the reality we think we live in, demanding the we see beyond what we have come to accept. When Lady Bracknell asks Algernon how he has been behaving and Algernon replies he has been feeling well, Lady Bracknell remarks, “that’s not quite the same thing. In fact the two things rarely go together” creating…

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    Zahwa Ezzelden Prof. Forman 12/01/2017 Gender Queer Theories In the short drama “The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde”, the story takes place in the Victorian Era. In the Victorian Era, it was very common for the Male to be in charge, and the one with the higher classes, versus the female, where the female is usually the one that would stay home, cook and clean and be the modest one. Oscar Wilde took a spin on the “proper” gender roles that are appropriate for that Era and he made…

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    if there is a god. On the other hand, “God’s Grandeur” by Gerard Hopkins talks about how God rules the earth. Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest shows what life is like with either a nonexistent or indifferent god. “Hap” begins with the haunting line, “If but some vengeful god would call to me…” (Hardy 1932). Hardy wants God to be a hateful being because in Hardy’s mind, that would justify and explain why life is so hard and difficult. The poem’s god says, “Thou suffering…

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    In the play “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, witticism is used in characterization and in the satire of the Victorian Aristocracy. Characterization is used to describe characters and their personalities. Witticism, a literary tone, is used as a cleverly witty and often biting or ironic remark. Satire, a literary tone, is used to ridicule or make fun of human vice or weakness, often with the intent of correcting or changing, the subject. When you read the title of the literary…

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    Wilde skillfully uses the device of characterization, setting, plot, conflict and resolution to weave a story of deceit and confusions. “The Importance of Being Earnest” draws on elements of charade and play in its description of a social situation. In Oscar Wilde’s play the use of satire makes fun of people who put much importance on things that are not important. The setting is important because during the Victorian age the idea marriage and love had certain imagines to pretend. The story…

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    London’s Victorian burlesque featured in the 1830s and 40s blended the use of humor and the female body to entertain their audiences. It showed cladly dressed women dancing to songs rewritten with a comedic twist while revealing what was underneath their clothes and flirted with the audience. ‘it involved transgressive comedy and songs, but the primary attraction of burlesque was sex . . in the form of ribald humor and immodestly dressed women.’ (Kenrick, n.d.). Burlesque performers sort to pick…

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