Oscar Wilde is a satirical writer, and while he did not disapprove of marriage and other social customs, he does makes fun of its traditional sacredness—because its happiness eluded him also in his personal life. Some people would say that Oscar Wilde did not agree with marriage because that’s the obvious take-away from the book (and also because of the decisions he made in his own life). Good writers are able to poke fun of certain social mores, by relaying their opposite points of view. When Jack mentions he has come to propose, Algernon says, “I thought you had come up for pleasure?...I call that business” (page 15). To Algernon, marriage is nothing but a business contract, saying “[t]he Divorce Court was specially invented for people whose memories are so curiously constituted” (page 15).
The author Oscar Wilde wrote the satire comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, to provoke laughter and entertain the audience by using gender and role reversal. Hemade fun of the expectations that society puts on males and females. He mocks romance and marriage, giving a sense that he doesn 't think of either very highly.The main characters Algernon Moncieff, Gwendolen Fairfax, John Worthing and Cecily Cardew seem to fall in and out of love so fast, it 's hard to tell where their love is at all. Wilde paints a perfect portrait of the characters he is criticizing.The Importance of Being Earnestderives its comedic pleasurefrom mixing togethercontradictory yet likable characterswith a surprising twist at the endleaving the reader happily entertained.Algernon
Is marriage so demoralizing as that? (Wilde. 1) In this exchange Algernon and Lane both link the quality of the wine as being related life after marriage, which Algernon sees as restraining his freedom. In addition to this Cecily and Gwendolen engage in repartee3 during their quarrel over the imaginary
When Jack is trying to make his proposal to Gwendolen official, Lady Bracknell says multiple things that exemplify her view on love. When she discovers the side of Belgrave Square Jack lives on, she frankly says, “the unfashionable side” (ln 705). Lady Bracknell’s comment displays her pretentious character through her judgmental view on status. Her character is further elaborated through her reaction to Jack being found in a handbag. Her stubborn neglect to allow Gwendolen’s hand in marriage portrays her self-conceited, narcissistic view on
The story is about two boys that want to be named Earnest, so because of that they have a double life and they will need to handle the problems. Oscar Wilde want to make a caricature on high society by egaterating on Love, Manners and Death. Oscar Wilde makes a caricature of a high society by portraying love by having no emotion . He makes a caricature because Jack loves Gwendolen but she would only marry him if his name is Ernest. Cecily also loves Algernon because his name is Ernest.
In this case, Oscar Wilde stated the importance of being true and being honest. You cannot be what you aren’t and live that way your entire life. Wilde thinks people shouldn’t lie even though Victorian society had strict rules and manners. If someone lies, their relationship will be unsustainable. Oscar Wilde wanted to use this play to reflect Victorian society and wake everyone up.
Oscar Wilde’s satirical play The Importance of Being Earnest, set in the late Victorian era, London, is a portrayal of British upper class society and its conventions surrounded by a strict code of conduct. In 1890’s class society, earnestness was desired; to follow the moral code and social obligations in order to keep up one’s appearance. Besides, there was a huge gender disparity between men and women. In the play, Wilde criticizes the social inequality and Victorian upper class standards. He characterizes Victorian personae making fun of their qualities; hypocrisy, arrogance and absurdism, ultimately the very vital state and lifeline of not being earnest at all in Victorian society.
Oscar Wilde’s Victorian melodramatic play The Importance of Being Earnest opened on February 14, 1895. Wilde used this play to criticize Victorian society through clever phrasing and satire. Throughout the play The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde displayed the themes of the nature of marriage, the constraints of morality, and the importance of not being earnest. One of the themes that Oscar Wilde includes in the play is the nature of marriage. The idea that marriage is treated as a business is expressly shown by multiple characters.
She proved to be a major obstruction to Gwendolen and Jack 's marriage due to her disapproval of Jack 's birth despite his love for Gwendolen and commitment to being married. Through Algernon and Lady Bracknell, Oscar Wilde was effectively able to criticize Victorian ideologies such as marriage as well as upper class
The play states that names are enough to judge character and even status in society. Wilde uses Algernon especially to ridicule society, at of the play he states that “divorces are made in heaven” which is ironic because by the very end of the play he proposes to a girl who he knew for ten minutes (Wilde). Wilde uses this epigrammatic phrases to point out the flaws hidden in arranged marriages. Howbeit