No, sir; it is not a very interesting subject. Modern, no less than Ancient History, supplies us with many most painful examples of what I refer to. That is a matter that surely an aunt may be allowed to decide for herself.
I think it is perfectly absurd. Worthing, I think it only fair to tell you quite frankly before-hand that I am fully determined to accept you. That will do, Lane, thank you.
It would have been terrible if any cloud had come across a friendship like ours, would it not? I would rather like to see Cecily. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever.
The gentleman who is now embracing you is my cousin, Mr. Let us go into the house.
In all these cases, the dramatic machines of potential tragedy or melodrama are operated in the spirit of burlesque. There is mysterious parentage: It is always painful to part from people whom one has known for a very brief space of time. I suppose a man may eat his own muffins in his own garden.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. This seems to me a blessing of an extremely obvious kind. I could deny anything if I liked. Mamma has a way of coming back suddenly into a room that I have often had to speak to her about. Characters run away from responsibility: This shilly-shallying with the question is absurd.
It is so shallow of them.The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. The Importance of Being Earnest is a stinging indictment of upper class British society of the time.
The ingenious play mocks the concepts of aristocracy and love in Edwardian society, and addresses the notion of treating all important matters of life with genuine and earnest triviality.
Even though The Importance of Being Earnest begins in the apartment of a single man, marriage becomes its primary concern quite quickly. Lane’s comment juxtaposes Algernon’s lavish bachelor lifestyle, characterized by the overconsumption of champagne and cucumber sandwiches, against the more conservative lifestyle of a married couple.
The Importance of Being Earnest and Wilde's three other society plays were performed in Britain during the author's imprisonment and exile, albeit by small touring companies. A.B. Tapping's company toured Earnest between October and March (their performance at the Theatre Royal, Limerick, in the last week of October was.
What is the effect of the interchange between Algernon and Lane? It sets the scene in terms of the large difference in classes. Algernon feels that as a lower class, Lane should “set an example”, suggesting he very much feels it.
The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde’s comedy, The importance of Being Earnest, is a farcical critique of contemporary societal attitudes towards social institutions.
The play is centered on the importance of the protagonists being called Earnest without actually being earnest.Download