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READ & DOWNLOAD ò The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde ´ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD SUMMARY ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Oscar Wilde Gwendolen thinks that she loves Ernest Cecily thinks that she loves Ernest too But who is. We live in an age of ideals Wilde is a genius This play is genius What a penetrating critiue of high Victorian society this becomes but rather than being a dull argument or essay it takes on the body of a hilarious play This is just absurd outrageous and straight to the point This picture says it all to meJack undergoes a great deal of social mobility prior to the events of the play however Bracknell who represents the rigidness of British aristocracy is very alarmed that such a man could marry her daughter He is not worthy enough When Jack explains the details of the train line he was left at she ironically exclaims The line is immaterial And that such a marriage would remind her of the worst excesses of the French revolution The dialogue is utterly genius The best thing about it is that the characters are completely unaware of their own absurd hypocrisy The train line doesn t matter but his bloodline does Bracknell loves money It s one of the only reasons she actually listens to Jack s reuest to marry her daughter Later she becomes suddenly interested in Cecily after learning of her inheritance It means there could be money for the rich It is one of the key things on her ideal husband list for Gwendolyn It s also key element of the play that demonstrates the absurdity of her class but it is second only to the importance of appearance Money is great but if you look like a fool in society then you re ruined Through this Wilde is demonstrating the ridiculous nature of Victorian morality and how concerned it is with a perfect societal image Bracknell s daughter could not be seen forming an alliance with a handbag Marriage is simply a business transaction a way to improve one s wealth and station There is nothing for the Bracknell s in such an alliance love simply does not enter the uestion The possible increase in wealth is overshadowed by tarnishing the family name This is an opinion earlier mentioned by Algernon Whilst social mobility is possible in Wilde s play it is resented by those that are the established elite regardless of their own meagre origins Hypocrisy reigns supreme Never speak disrespectfully of Society Algernon Only people who can t get into it do that Algernon and Jon both become gluttonous towards food This demonstrates the greed that permeates the morale fabric of Victorian society as neither of these men actually actively work and they just spend their time self indulging through their respective false identities They simply consume without producing in their self aggrandised manners The rich have a sense of false entitlement that Wilde uestions heroically he demonstrates that the supposed morale fabric that governs higher society is completely false it is a trick a mere appearance whilst the members live secret lives My duty as a gentleman has never interfered with my pleasures in the smallest degree And here comes the crux of the play The persona of Earnest becomes a means of escape for Jack and later Algernon it becomes a means for letting loose and maintaining his position within society He can bare all the graces of a Victorian gentleman the perfects ideal but he can also have fun The living of double lives suggests the strictness of society and the lengths the members could take to momentarily escape its rigid bounds This also suggests the ease to which they can shift between the public and private sectors of their personalities It s not hard to pretend It s not hard to go bumbrying There s some extensive doubling going on At times it reminded me of Shakespeare s wonderful Twelfth Night and at other points there were undertones of Wilde s masterpiece The Picture of Dorian Grey The Victorians judged people on their appearance and their supposed morale character So what do you do if you have a slightly deviant nature You can t let yourself be ruined within society That s paramount to death So a fictional alter ego is the perfect excuse to go and indulge But lies always catch up with people it was obvious that this would end in an explosion of realisations Thus everything becomes perfectly inverted Morality and the constraints it imposes on society is a favourite topic of conversation The characters have some rather hilarious notions as to what is right and what is wrong Reading a cigarette case is an ungentlemanly act culture is dependent on what one shouldn t read and Algernon thinks the servant class has a responsibility to set a moral standard for the upper classes Bracknell takes on the role of clan patriarch and the men have typical female traits whilst the women become active in seeking their ideal husband At times they say things that make absolutely no sense but such is the nature of ideals It s all incredibly comic The point is that people can become so enamoured so uickly with an ideal that doesn t exist They want perfection not a reflection of the real person It s Wilde s perfect demonstration of how stupid Victorian society was It s a fun play but there are serious undertones It s an effective critiue of society very much set down in the way he argued good criticism should be in his essay The Critic as Artist Wilde is an artist and this is a fine critiue It s immensely clever and hilarious in the processFacebook Twitter Insta Academia

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READ & DOWNLOAD ò The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde ´ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD SUMMARY ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Oscar Wilde Nds and they will laugh This is a wonderful play by one of the greatest writers of his tim. The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar WildeThe Importance of Being Earnest A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde The play s major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage and the resulting satire of Victorian ways Some contemporary reviews praised the play s humor and the culmination of Wilde s artistic career while others were cautious about its lack of social messages Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde s most enduringly popular play 2013 1391 62 9789647042628 19 1336 17031399

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READ & DOWNLOAD ò The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde ´ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD SUMMARY ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Oscar Wilde Ernest really What kind of man is he Read this funny play and laugh Or act it to your frie. If you try to take this literally it is ludicrous so don t It is a delicately crafted confection of spun sugar sweet but sharp beautiful brittle and engineered to amuse An iridescent filament of fantasy as critic William Archer described the opening performance on Valentine s Day 1895 In matters of grave importance style not sincerity is the vital thing Gwendolen This play is a social comedy that celebrates surfaces the flexible importance of etiuette as long as it s underpinned by money and the essential veneer of politeness especially when insulting someone It is chock full of often contrary epigrams even from Algy s dryly droll manservant Lane The deadly importance of the triviality is everything as Sir John Gielgud said of this play aping Wilde s style Plot Jack and Algernon are wealthy single shallow young men in Victorian London Jack wants to marry Algy s cousin Gwendolen daughter of Lady Bracknell but matters are complicated when Algy finds Jack s cigarette case with a puzzling dedication engraved in it from Cecily Algy is intrigued and not at all convinced by Jack s explanation The truth is rarely pure and never simple Algernon The plot is clever and silly and really just a framework for exploring ideas about society marriage education and food Food features a great deal in all three acts even though it has no real bearing on the plot at all This play has given us A Hand bag the double life of a Bunburyist written just before Wilde s own double life uite exploded like poor Bunbury the impossibility of eating muffins in an agitated manner and two much uoted and paraphrased lines To lose one parent Mr Worthing may be regarded as a misfortune to lose both looks like carelessness Lady Bracknell All women become like their mothers That is their tragedy No man does and that is his Algernon The ending is apparently happy despite only one of two key points being definitively resolved Perhaps that s to placate Cecily I don t like novels that end happily They depress me so much No matter Wilde s wit is the thing Then and Now The original audience would have laughed at the portrayal of themselves or those in their circle Our modern society seems so very different but we are still there in the play Lady Bracknell s alternative facts uoted below Miss Prism s trashy trilogy being swayed by the vagaries of fashion and torn between pleasure and duty comfort eating and even the difficulty of finding suitable childcare We should laugh at ourselves as much as them I have nothing in common with Cecily Cardew except a first name but the novelty of encountering another Cecily was a small part in its initial appeal and is an even smaller part of my enduring fondness for it I have read and seen it including an operatic adaptation many times and acted in it once but not as Cecily WH Auden described this as The only pure verbal opera in English Who am I or you to disagree A Hand bag To be born or at any rate bred in a hand bag whether it had handles or not seems to me to display a contempt for the ordinary decencies of family life that reminds one of the worst excesses of the French Revolution Lady Bracknell Picture of baby in a somewhat large black leather hand bag with handles to it Lady Bracknell would have been early 40s but aged Edith Evans cinematic exaggeration is the performance that sticks regardless of how subseuent actors deliver it Alternative Facts Lady Bracknell has many uestions to assess a suitor including their all important addresses Lady Bracknell What number in Belgrave Suare Jack 149 Lady Bracknell Shaking her head The unfashionable side I thought there was something However that could easily be altered Jack Do you mean the fashion or the side Lady Bracknell Sternly Both if necessary I presume uotes Grouped by Subject These are hidden for brevity No real plot spoilers view spoiler Food uotes I hate people who are not serious about meals It is so shallow of them Algernon The play is rife with storms over teacups muffins cucumber sandwiches lack thereof and cake none of which affect the plot but all of which shine a dark light on the characters Jack How you can sit there calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible trouble I can t make out You seem to me to be perfectly heartlessAlgernon Well I can t eat muffins in an agitated manner The butter would probably get on my cuffs One should always eat muffins uite calmly It is the only way to eat themJack I say it s perfectly heartless your eating muffins at all under the circumstances Picture English muffin toasted and buttered Algernon Picking up empty plate in horror Good heavens Lane Why are there no cucumber sandwiches I ordered them specially Lane Gravely There were no cucumbers in the market this morning sir I went down twice Algernon No cucumbers Lane No sir Not even for ready money When I am in trouble eating is the only thing that consoles me Indeed when I am in really great trouble as any one who knows me intimately will tell you I refuse everything except food and drink Algernon You have filled my tea with lumps of sugar and though I asked most distinctly for bread and butter you have given me cake Gwendolen to Cecily Education and Erudition uotes I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit touch it and the bloom is gone The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound Fortunately in England at any rate education produces no effect whatsoever Lady Bracknell Literary criticism is not your forte my dear fellow Don t try it You should leave that to people who haven t been at a University They do it so well in the daily papers Algernon Oh it is absurd to have a hard and fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn t More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn t read Algernon Dr Chasuble is a most learned man He has never written a single book so you can imagine how much he knows Cecily I never travel without my diary One should always have something sensational to read in the train GwendolenPersonal note I was only a little younger than Wilde s Cecily when I first saw the play At the time I kept a diary of sorts but afterwards it never felt uite the same I suppose it wasn t sensational enough Society and Etiuette uotes Never speak disrespectfully of Society Algernon Only people who can t get into it do that Lady Bracknell Thirty five is a very attractive age London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have of their own free choice remained thirty five for years Lady Bracknell My duty as a gentleman has never interfered with my pleasures in the smallest degree Algernon When one is in town one amuses oneself When one is in the country one amuses other people It is excessively boring Jack I never saw anybody take so long to dress and with such little result Algernon of Jack Bunbury uotes Lady Bracknell I think it is high time that Mr Bunbury made up his mind whether he was going to live or to die This shilly shallying with the uestion is absurd Algernon The doctors found out that Bunbury could not live that is what I mean so Bunbury died Lady Bracknell He seems to have had great confidence in the opinion of his physicians I am glad however that he made up his mind at the last to some definite course of action and acted under proper medical advice Marriage uotes You don t seem to realise that in married life three is company and two is none Algernon Lane s views on marriage seem somewhat lax Really if the lower orders don t set us a good example what on earth is the use of them They seem as a class to have absolutely no sense of moral responsibility Algernon I have always been of opinion that a man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing Which do you know Lady Bracknell A moment Mr Worthing A hundred and thirty thousand pounds And in the Funds Miss Cardew seems to me a most attractive young lady now that I look at her Few girls of the present day have any really solid ualities any of the ualities that last and improve with time We live I regret to say in an age of surfaces To Cecily Come over here dear Cecily goes across Pretty child your dress is sadly simple and your hair seems almost as Nature might have left it But we can soon alter all that A thoroughly experienced French maid produces a really marvellous result in a very brief space of time Lady Bracknell I do not approve of mercenary marriages When I married Lord Bracknell I had no fortune of any kind But I never dreamed for a moment of allowing that to stand in my way Lady BracknellAnd THAT is why she is so picky about who might marry Gwendolen When you do become engaged to some one I or your father should his health permit him will inform you of the fact An engagement should come on a young girl as a surprise pleasant or unpleasant as the case may be Lady Bracknell I am not in favour of long engagements They give people the opportunity of finding out each other s character before marriage which I think is never advisable Lady Bracknell The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous It looks so bad It is simply washing one s clean linen in public Algernon Cecily Do you suggest Miss Fairfax that I entrapped Ernest into an engagement How dare you This is no time for wearing the shallow mask of manners When I see a spade I call it a spade Gwendolen Satirically I am glad to say that I have never seen a spade It is obvious that our social spheres have been widely different The General was essentially a man of peace except in his domestic life Lady Bracknell Chasuble With a scholar s shudder The precept as well as the practice of the Primitive Church was distinctly against matrimony Miss Prism Sententiously That is obviously the reason why the Primitive Church has not lasted up to the present day And you do not seem to realise dear Doctor that by persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation Men should be careful this very celibacy leads weaker vessels astray Miss Prism No married man is ever attractive except to his wife Chasuble And often I ve been told not even to her Other Contrary uotes Many of the most memorable lines subvert etiuette logic common sense and themselves In Wilde s day homosexuals were often called inverts and many of his best lines are inversions I hope you have not been leading a double life pretending to be wicked and being good all the time That would be hypocrisy Cecily If you are not too long I will wait here for you all my life Gwendolen Although she may prevent us from becoming man and wife and I may marry some one else and marry often nothing that she can possibly do can alter my eternal devotion to you Gwendolen What on earth you are serious about I haven t got the remotest idea About everything I should fancy You have such an absolutely trivial nature Algernon of Jack I have never met any really wicked person before I feel rather frightened I am so afraid he will look just like every one else Cecily The old fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out Gwendolen I could deny it if I liked I could deny anything if I liked Lady Bracknell I was obliged to call on dear Lady Harbury I hadn t been there since her poor husband s death I never saw a woman so altered she looks uite twenty years younger Lady Bracknell I had some crumpets with Lady Harbury who seems to me to be living entirely for pleasure now Algernon I hear her hair has turned uite gold from grief hide spoiler


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    PDF or EBOOK (The Importance of Being Earnest) ↠ Oscar Wilde When I was uite young – I guess if you were of a mind to you might say it was a generation ago – I was listening to a radio program and for some reason they decided to do the handbag scene from The Importance of Being Earnest I’d heard of the play before obviously but only the name I had thought it would be some terribly dreary thing having no idea just how funny a man Wilde was The guy on the radio gave it uite a build up

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Importance of Being Earnest) ↠ Oscar Wilde SUMMARY ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Oscar Wilde FREE DOWNLOAD The Importance of Being Earnest “If you are not too long I will wait for you all my life”Ah Mr Wilde can always be counted on to make me laugh to poke fun at the ridiculousness of human behaviour to tell a story that is both incredibly clever and undeniably silly The Importance of Being Earnest is a play about mistaken identity lies the English class system a

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Importance of Being Earnest) ↠ Oscar Wilde This 1895 play about mistaken and hidden identities is my favorite by Oscar Wilde One of the wittiest plays everAlgernon is visited in his town home by his friend Ernest who intends to propose to Algernon's cousin Gwendolen Algernon manages to dig out his friend's secret his name is actually JackJack has an 18 year old ward Cecily who lives

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Importance of Being Earnest) ↠ Oscar Wilde If you try to take this literally it is ludicrous so don’t It is a delicately crafted confection of spun sugar sweet but sharp beautiful brittle and engineered to amuse “An iridescent filament of fantasy” as critic William Archer described the opening performance on Valentine’s Day 1895 “ In matters of grave importance style not sincerity is the vital thing” Gwendolen This play is a social comedy that celeb

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    SUMMARY ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde ´ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD The Importance of Being Earnest Algernon Algy Moncrieff is being visited by his enigmatic friend Ernest Worthing that is Ernest in town and Jack John in the country It's a long story but we have time MrWorthing likes to go to town Get as far as possible away from his stifling depressing responsibilities at home change his name to Ernest and becomes hi

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Importance of Being Earnest) ↠ Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde ´ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD Every line in The Importance of Being Earnest is an absolute gem Remember these? “All women become like their mothers That is their tragedy No man does and that is his” “I never travel without my diary One should always have something sensational to read in the train” “No woman should ever be uite accurate about her age It looks so calculating” Just three for a start I had not realised uite how many of Oscar

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