Bunburying in "The Importance of Being Earnest" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Bunburying in "The Importance of Being Earnest"
An analysis of the fictitious "Bunbury" and the consequences of "bunburying" in Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest".
# 133754 | 750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English)


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The paper examines the odd practice of "bunburying" as well as the mysterious figure of "Bunbury" as he exists in the fertile mind of Oscar Wilde's Algernon (the chief character in "The Importance of Being Earnest"). Specifically, the paper argues that "bunburying" is used by Algernon (and by Jack Worthing) to escape adult responsibility; more than that, the inevitable consequence of all of this is that Algernon's dissembling cuts him off from others in a fundamental sense and it also leads - eventually - to the truth being revealed about Algernon despite his best efforts to obfuscate it. The paper shows how dissembling in "The Importance of Being Earnest" brings about the disclosure of truth - albeit in a round-about way.

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"The following paper examines the odd practice of "bunburying" as well as the mysterious figure of "Bunbury" as he exists in the fertile mind of Oscar Wilde's Algernon (the chief character in "The Importance of Being Earnest"). Specifically, the paper argues that "bunburying" is used by Algernon (and by Jack Worthing) to escape adult responsibility; more than that, the inevitable consequence of all of this is that Algernon's dissembling cuts him off from others in a fundamental sense (it makes him more socially isolated, not less so) and it also leads - eventually - to..."

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