Her love and loyalty to Erec was best shown in this scene because she would never consider herself to be anyone’s lover but Erec’s. As one can see, Enide’s feelings and loyalty are made evident throughout Erec’s quest. Not only is it made clear to the reader, but also to Erec who had been reassured of her loyalty to him. Loyalty is important because it shows that one can trust their partner no matter the situation. Enide had exhibited this trait countless of times proving that she deeply cares for
“Cecily let me entreat you of not to be led away by whatever superficial qualities this man possess.” The name “Ernest” vividly represents a pun on the word “earnest” which mean honest, truthful not deceitful and conniving and it was seldom shown in the “front running” characters. Nevertheless, the most sincere and candid love was depicted between Ms Prism and Dr Chasuble because they don’t observe marriage as a social tool of advancement but more of intellectual company. “Were I fortunate to be Ms Prism pupil I would hang upon her lips” (Wilde 35) Wilde also uses Lady Bracknell to “burst everyone’s bubble” and “to illuminate the cloak that shrouds” Jack’s problematic origin “You are the son of my poor sister, Algernon’s elder brother and your father was General Moncrieff. The eldest son should always be christened by the father.” (Wilde 91) In spite all of Jack’s lies he was earnest and ‘Ernest ‘at the
Scene Analysis- The Importance of Being Earnest The novel “The importance of being Earnest” is an excellent read involving a lot of farce, portraying the characters in the book as frivolous and full of hypocrisy. The characters in the book tend to be extremely superficial and dumb. These characters focus on materialistic stuff and appearance, and also touch on very social (and mostly controversial) topics, such as marriage and health. The idea that these characters and their actions/words are larger than life (not realistic) is portrayed throughout the whole text, this essay will analyze specific quotes taken from a specific scene that demonstrate Wilde 's intentions with his representations of each character. There is satire, which is used
In the piece, he makes it clear that America did not live up to his expectations, and would disappoint his readers as well. Through this satirical writing, Wilde uses comparison of beauty and industrialism and juxtaposition between compliments and criticism to paint American social values as backwards and unappealing in order to dispel the glamour of a romantic American culture.
In the play “The Importance Being Earnest” Oscar Wilde wants to show that the caricature on high society. The play was in the 1800’s. A caricature is a charter or a physical fentress that exaggerates by making it bigger or smaller to make a person notice and laugh to show their weakness. Oscar Wilde makes us think if it’s really important to be earnest ? 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.
Nicholas threatened that if she did not love him, he would die. Alison yelled for Nicholas to leave her alone; however, when he began to speak sweetly to her, “she hir love hym graunted atte laste,” which means, she granted herself to him at last (3290). Alison’s actions have ambiguous meaning behind them. Alison may have initially rejected Nicholas because she knew that her husband was a very jealous man (3294), and she was scared that he would find out about the affair. On the other hand, Alison could have also been “playing hard to get.” As an attractive, young woman at the time, she knew that she could receive almost anything she desired.
In Wilde’s The Importance of Being Ernest, we can easily figure out that marriage is an important theme that ironically criticizes the Victorian society, especially the Victorian moral values and social values. It will be difficult for us to define those marriages are derived from “business” or “pleasure” throughout this play. As long as we can find out the meaning lying behind, the problem will be easily solved. This essay is going to justify whether each of those selected marriages from the play can be categorized as a marriage for business or pleasure. Tracing back to Victorian period, the aristocrats were all well-educated and they wanted to develop their own economic power through the marriage to the one from middle class.
While many have been familiar with the title of the play The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, one should also pay attention to its subtitle, ‘trivial comedy for serious people’. The play is a satire that ridicules the upper class to point out its fault (Kreuz and Roberts 100).The aim is to ridicule the ‘serious people’, members of the upper class in Victorian society. The characters were too attentive to social propriety and etiquette, which were as trivial as the comedy suggests in the eyes of Wilde. As they were too stubborn to alter the behaviour, the propriety and etiquette became superficial and meaningless. Their idleness and hypocrisy are other points at which Wilde recurrently mock in the play.