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

    Oscar Wilde use Jack as a sort of alter ego for himself in the respect that he is an honorable and respectable man in the country, however when he goes to the city his morals fly out the window and he is a completely different person. Jack 's last name is Worthing which is closely related to worth or worthiness. This is an opportunity to show the manners or expectations of the Victorian period in a humorous and parodic way. Jack has gained the right to be respected by other because of is adopted father 's prestige and position on society. Though Jack was not born into these social circumstances he has grown up in such an environment and thus knows how to act appropriately. He has been brought up to behave politely and respectfully. The fact that Jack has had to live his whole life so far in an environment that hold these values so high must have become rather tiring and taxing for Jack, which is why he was driven to create a completely fictional character/person on whom he relies when he needs a…

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  • Jack Worthing In Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being

    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 Worthing The Importance Of Being Earnest

    Jack Worthing, A qualified young man remarked all over town. In the city he goes by the name Ernest while in the country he is known as Jack. His family history is a mystery, but his seriousness and honesty are clear. He proposes to the honorable lady Gwendolyn Fairfax and, through leading a double life, ultimately demonstrates his conformity to the Victorian ethical and social standards. Jack, same as other main characters in Wilde 's play, is a less realistic character and more of an…

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  • Juxtaposition In The Importance Of Being Earnest

    In Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, the differentiation between the town and the country is a great, lurking source of conflict between characters, often in regards to the class-distinction characteristic of Victorian society. Location proves to be a serious contention of Lady Bracknell’s as she considers Jack’s engagement to Gwendolen, assumptions about the city and country exacerbate the rift in Gwendolen and Cecily’s friendship, and the obligations of both places cause the…

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  • Essay On Oscar Wilde

    Sos Eltis says that ’Wilde’s life was an affront to the Victorian establishment and the Victorian public: his refusal to conform on questions of dress and manners, his deliberate exhibitionism and the flaunting of his carefully cultivated difference, were taken as direct insults by the Victorian masses.’ These beliefs and revolutionary opinions are seem to appear on his works, for example in the ’Importance of being Earnest’. Since this play is a comedy, ways of self-expression are satire and…

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  • The Theme Of Algernon Marriage Quotes

    Gwendolen, the engagement of Cecily and Algernon, even the marriage of Lady Bracknell and the unmarried Dr. Chasuble and Miss Prism.  Social class Social class is shown clearly in this novel by Lady Bracknell. She always behave coldly to people who were in the lower class than her. Her rejection to Jack’s proposal to her daughter because of his unknown family and not having a great wealth shows that the social class is still important in the story. 2. MAIN CHARACTERS a. Major Characters …

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  • Lady Bracknell In The Importance Of Being Earnest

    social climber and representative for the status quo, Lady Bracknell's character enforces social injustice and excludes those who do not fit into her “class”. Her daughter's unsuitable marriage is an excellent example of how she shows off her authority. “Lady Bracknell. Mr. Worthing! Rise, sir, from this semi-recumbent posture. It is most indecorous. Gwendolen. Mamma! I must beg you to retire. This is no place for you. Besides, Mr. Worthing has not quite finished yet. Lady Bracknell.…

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  • The Importance Of Being Earnest Escape Analysis

    When she talks to Algernon, whom she knows as Earnest Worthing, Cecily excitedly revealed: “You see, it [her diary] is simply a very young girl's record of her own thoughts and impressions, and consequently meant for publication. When it appears in volume form I hope you will order a copy. But pray, Ernest, don’t stop. I delight in taking down from dictation. I have reached 'absolute perfection'. You can go on. I am quite ready for more” (Act I). If Gwendolyn uses her imaginations, Cecily is…

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  • An Ideal Husband Analysis

    She is portrayed as stuffy and arrogant, with a great distaste for Jack that she takes no measure to hide. When Jack makes known his plan to marry her daughter, she refuses on the basis that Jack does not know his family’s true place on the societal ladder, as he was orphaned. In Act I, she confronts Jack saying, “I would strongly advise you, Mr. Worthing, to try and acquire some relations as soon as possible” (The Importance of Being Earnest 24) and soon after stating, “You can hardly imagine…

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  • The Importance Of Being Earnest And A Doll's House

    which is later supported by lines such as Helmer referring to Nora as being “thoughtless”(Ibsen 22). This was also the first introduction of the web of lies formed by Nora the play. The root of the lies actually belongs to time before the commencement of the play, however, in each act of the play Nora’s continuous lies are revealed to further extents. Through a later revelation that Nora paid for the recovery of her sick husband without him know, it is clear that lies are intermingled through…

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