"The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde
This paper looks at the theme of double lives in the play "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde.
# 73853 | 1,350 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Literature (General)


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This paper examines the theme of double lives in the play "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde. The paper looks specifically at the lives of three characters; Algernon Moncrieff, Jack (Ernest) Worthing and Cecily Cardew, all of whom lead double lives.

From the Paper:

""The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde explores the depth of dual identity in Victorian society. Classical-Themes: This trait is most apparent in Algernon and Jack in their episodes of Bun burying which Algernon defines as the practice of creating an elaborate deception so that one can misbehave while at the same time appearing to live up to the highest standard of duty and responsibility."

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