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In this case, Jack is portrayed as an emotional (Wilde, 54).
In addition, the second comparison that shows a large difference between the play and the film concerns timing and passage of time. The story is covered within a course of three days which represents a day for each play. In the initial act, the readers are introduced to all the actors except of Miss Prism, Cecily, and Mr. Chausable. In this act, the film and the story show Jack proposing to Cecily and having her mother objecting the proposal. In the story, act two shows new characters such as Chausable, Cecily, and Miss Prism. However, in this case, the film does not separate the acts and the introduction of these new characters is done earlier that they were presented within the story (LightShadeMovieV, n.p). Act three in the story shows that a happy ending is inevitable as Cecily and Algernon get married. The film also has a similar ending but various flashbacks that lack in the story – an example is the dialogues between Jack and Earnest concerning Lady
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The play titled ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is packed with wit and humor while portraying mistaken identities to enthrall his audiences who can easily identify with its characters, while relating to such incidents in their day to day lives. In this play, the late Victorian values are hilariously presented.
The Victorian society’s upper class viewed things superficially, and this play not only exposes their values but also ridicules such values. The play focuses on the matters of identity, material wealth, love, and marriage. This paper seeks to explore the extent to which humor in this dramatic piece arises from conflict.
Much of the humour is loosely based on conflicts and misunderstandings at the beginning of the scenes. Again, the emphasis on the visible aspects of a person instead of the personality is shown. Also, the characters seem to live in a world entirely inside the play, where everything seems to be in order.
Wilde’s final drama The Importance of Being Earnest premiered in 1895 and is today recognized as one of the writer’s greatest works. While it is outwardly a farcical comedy, theorists recognize that Wilde greatly has developed a satire on Victorian society.
In this study, the work of Charles Dickens entitled “The Great Expectations” and the work of Oscar Wilde entitled “The Importance of being Earnest” were used as the basis of analysis. One is expected to explore the pieces as to its realist or non-realist technique, vis-à-vis in Victorian British Culture.
According to this article in “The Importance of Being Earnest”, more than one man is found playing at being someone else. “Dr. Faustus” on the other hand, deals with deception in an entirely different light, allowing the main character to carry off a series of mean tricks only to seal his own doom in the end. In both plays, deception may be the main theme, but each shows deception is not all it’s cracked up to be in their own unique way.
This is the case in two plays written in the Victorian period, “The Misanthrope” by Molière and “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. In both plays, the issue of manners becomes of chief concern as the
Though the period was prosperous for the entire country, there were huge gender disparities in the society. Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Shakespeare’s Hamlet when viewed through a Marxist lens, clearly show the
However, some analysts said that the play later lost witticism and clarity of the important plot elements. In-depth critics noted that the despite the fact that Wilde changed the play from a four-act play