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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 characters to escape from tedious situations, they have different personalities and nurtured traits. Jack and Algernon are both part of the upper class, living comfortable lives. Jack, however, is an orphan adopted into the high society. This background partly contributes to his seriousness in that household. Algernon enjoys a luxurious life for granted; his personality is accordingly easy-going. Their lives have parallel aspects. The two major characters are part of the upper class. They have servants that serve them, Lane for Algernon and Merriman for Jack. They both created a fake profile in order to avoid stringent situations. Jack acts as his brother Ernest to relieve his duties as a responsible guardian, while Algernon creates his friend Bunbury to stay away from dining with his family. Jack and Algernon both use the name, “Ernest” to continue their romance with Gwendolen and Cecily, respectively. Because their names are not Ernest, they prepare to be christened as Ernest to satisfy…

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    Romanticism literature and Victorianism literature are very different from each other, however, both resemble reactions to cultural changes. In "The Story of an Hour" the period coincided with the Victorianism Movement, yet was distinct keeping a fine mixture of elements with the principles of Romanticist, Victorianism, and literary realism. The short story makes it uncertain to determine one over the other. The Romanticism elements are characterized in the story by the emphasis on the…

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    stating that segregation did not mean inferiority. This is a bitter hypocrisy that neglected the truth of African American’s social status, and a harsh setback to the achievement of the 14th and 15th amendment. It announced to the country that African Americans were inferior, and their segregated treatments were legal. Just as John Marshall Harlan predicted, “there would remain a power in the states, by sinister legislation, to interfere with the full enjoyment of the blessings of freedom, to…

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    Jazz, a music genre that originated from New Orleans with ties to blues and ragtime and had spread through the continental US during the early 20th century. This genre not only has ties to music but also art, literature, philosophy, and social organization. Jazz, the American Theme Song by James L. Collier details the economic and social developments in the United States that led to the creation of a new age known commonly as the Jazz Age as well as discussing music theory topics essential for…

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    The Victorianism era for literature was characterized by the struggle of employed individuals and the success of right instead of wrong. The Modernism era for literature broke the traditional styles of literature and experimented with expression and form. However, many authors of both eras had an occurring theme in their literature which is isolation and what it does to one mentally. Modernism rejected predictable truths and figures of authority, and also moved away from writing about religion.…

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    rejected from their culture – they have to become immoral visions of sexuality in order to counteract the image of domesticity to which they were supposed to adhere. They have not even totally gotten away from the male gaze. Their economic freedom rests on the wallets of hungry male customers; they cater to men like housewives, but they do so in a sexual way and not in a supportive way. The social pressure still present in the scene reveals a pessimistic view of society. No matter how far away…

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    But for some of them Victorianism was associated with cultural decline and anarchy of spirit (…). To our contemporaries, Victorianism signifies a far greater complexity, resulting from interaction of a number of polarities that make up cultural history of the age”. 2.2. Family and gender roles Times have changed since Victorian period as the twenty-first century is defined by a trend toward egalitarianism. The women’s rights and work’s opportunities were limited in the nineteenth century and…

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    he invented an “invalid called Bunbury, in order that I may be able to go down into the country whenever I choose” (Wilde 94). Jack himself is also confirmed a Bunburyist, under the guise Ernest, only his aim is to spend time away from the country to play in the city (Wilde 80-94). Both parties are using Bunburying as an excuse to be away from their own respective social engagements, so that they can frolic, in a sense, where they are in fact, unknown. Reinert explains this, Bunburyism, in…

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    The 1920s was a dynamic decade described by colossal change. Of course, the workmanship, writing and pop culture of the decade were soaked up with subjects of innovation. Maybe the word 'exploratory' is the most ideal approach to portray the aesthetic and social patterns related with the 'Thundering Twenties.' Inventiveness took off amid this time, as journalists and craftsmen 'pushed the envelope' by trying different things with new styles and new topics. Workmanship and culture in the 1920s…

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    To begin, romanticism began in Germany and England. It later Entered Europe in the 19th century and it was deeply connected with politics and it was always at the root of change in Europe at the time. Some of the he origins of romanticism include Folklore and popular art, nationalism, Shakespeare, gothic romance, medievalism, emotions, religion, individualism, concept of nature, and Victorianism. At the time when artists began to shift from romanticism to realism, culture and society was…

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