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

"The Importance of Being Earnest" ( Oscar Wilde )
Examines role of Cecily Cardew's diary in advancing play's farcical plot & her relationship with Ernest.
# 12138 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 1996 | US
Published on Jun 01, 2003 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English) , English (Analysis)


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" This study will examine the role of the diary of the character of Cecily Cardew in Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest, and the relationship of that diary to the story and Cecily's relationship with Ernest. The diary is merely another piece of utter nonsense and deception, especially self-deception, in a play composed of little but deception and nonsense.

Cecily creates in her diary a make-believe world in which she fantasizes a relationship with Ernest. In fact, the relationship she fantasizes is not with the real "Ernest," who is in fact Jack, but rather with Algernon, who she believes to be Jack's brother, who is not actually his brother. In fact, Jack has no brother, and in any case, Cecily had never even met "Ernest" (Algernon) before she had composed the bulk of her.."

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