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The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde

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Act I, Part Two

Act II, Part One

Act II, Part Two

Act III, Part One

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Evaluate Importance of Being Earnest as a comedy.

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Oscar Wilde is an incredibly funny and witty writer. His humor in The Importance of Being Earnest relies on creating absurd situations and characters whose lack of insight causes them to respond to these situations in inappropriate ways.

Earnest is also a satire because it makes fun of its characters – most of whom are members of the aristocratic class. Think about how proud Lady Bracknell is, ... Read more

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