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.
What was Oscar Wilde most known for? Although he was raised in the upper-class of Victorian England, he often ridiculed the upper-class for their straitlaced customs through his plays using his brilliant wit and flamboyant style. The upper-class wasn’t the only thing criticised by Wilde, but also topics such as love and marriage. One of the most prominent points Wilde mocked the ideals of love was on the stage of his most famous play, The Importance of Being Earnest. In the three acts of this book, Wilde attempts to change the reader’s views and perceptions of the several different topics he criticises.
Overall, Shakespeare used the characterization of furious Capulet, who is typically very benevolent and understanding, to show the theme of how people’s emotions lead them to make crazy and uncontrolled decisions. In conclusion, the theme of people letting their sentiment outweigh their decision making skills is shown in Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare used the characterization of a madman and a loving boy to project this. Capulet often made poor decisions by shouting hurtful comments, while Romeo made doltish decisions by doing overly affectionate things. Both of these characters, along with other people nowadays, make this mistake everyday.
Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is, “A trivial comedy for serious people”, but it is much more than a simple comedy. The Importance of Being Earnest is actually a commentary mocking the ideals of the Victorian Era Society. Throughout the play, Wilde subtly integrates his feelings towards society through the use of his characters. Wilde’s commentary commences the instant Wilde introduces readers to the first character, and his mockery begins at the same instant too. Wilde manages to focus his attention primarily on the role of women in society, class distinctions, along with wealth throughout his play.
In Act III, Scene 2 of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Marc Antony is able to change the mood of the crowd. The commoners transform from a confused, depressed group of people to an angry mob wanting to get back at the conspirators for their despicable action. Antony manages to do so by using ethos, pathos, and logos. These three persuasive techniques all appeal to the audience in a different way. Ethos are phrases that relate to ethics or morals and make oneself sound fair and unbiased.
When Iago informs certain characters that he knows have fallen into his trap, the characters will not doubt what he has to say. While Iago fills the characters’ minds with lies, the characters will act according to the lies thinking he is honest. Although his lies are sometimes subtle it affects the Othello is one of the victims who believed Iago. You can already tell that Othello has been fooled when he calls him “a man [of] honesty and trust”. The audience already knows that Iago is a liar and loathes Othello, so the audience can tell when Iago is being two-faced and that Othello truly believes in him.
Satire is a writing technique that authors use to make fun of human flaws using humor to help improve humanity. Mark Twain uses Satire in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in hopes to correct human flaws. Some human flaws that Twain recognizes and comments on throughout the story are cowardliness, greed, and gullibility. When Twain wrote his satirical comments on cowardliness he is pointing out that humans only have courage when they are in a group; when other people are backing them up. When Colonel Sherburn is commenting on the mob about their cowardliness is a great scene that shows Twain’s satirical comment on this subject.
The use of irony throughout the play is shown drastically towards the end when Orgon praises Tartuffe, but simply cannot see that he is an imposter when he shows his real colors. Tartuffe uses irony to steal their wealth and seduce Elmire, Orgon’s wife. In Tartuffe, Moliere uses irony to show how Madame Pernelle and Orgon were so easily deceived by Tartuffe and emphasizes the theme of hypocrisy through Tartuffe’s actions, deceit and lies.
In Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare critiques this courtier system by jokingly look into the assets and flaws of the current nobles and aspiring nobles. In this play, the characters and their intentions of displaying honor and hiding shame are distinguished and expressed through their language towards others. Many of the characters in this play truly value their honor in order to maintain their position as a courtier. Under a
In the “Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, Wilde uses humor in order to point out the narrow-minded views of society during that time. He does this by using comedic techniques in his text in order to satirize the institution of marriage and love throughout the story. In the story, love is seen to be superficial and Wilde uses it in order to show how outward appearances and certain qualifications had to be met for each of the characters in order for marriage to happen. Love and marriage was seen more as a business and a goal rather than actually being sincere and truthful. This is seen in the story when shortly after meeting Cecily, Algernon says "I am in love with Cecily, and that is everything.” Then further goes on to propose to