Chasuble and Miss Prism—Lady Bracknell complains to her newfound relative: I would have known". Chasuble, to rechristen him "Ernest". During the temporary absence of the two men, she meets Cecily, each woman indignantly declaring that she is the one engaged to "Ernest".
Chasuble, to rechristen him "Ernest". Jack accordingly resolves to himself to be rechristened "Ernest". At the time, Victoria Station consisted of two separate but adjacent terminal stations sharing the same name.
The characters have some rather hilarious notions as to what is right and what is wrong. Having acquired such respectable relations, he is acceptable as a suitor for Gwendolen after all.
In turn, both Gwendolen and Cecily have the ideal of marrying a man named Ernest, a popular and respected name at the time. Jack's revelation of his pretty and wealthy young ward has motivated his friend to meet her.
For I feel that you are sure to change. Although Wilde was married and the father of two children, he, like many apparently heterosexual men, also had sex with men, a not unusual situation in late-nineteenth century England.
Jack produces the very same handbag, showing that he is the lost baby, the elder son of Lady Bracknell's late sister, and thus Algernon's elder brother.
Wilde not only satirizes hypocrisy and sham virtue, he also mocks its authentic presence. She accepts, but seems to love him very largely for his professed name of Ernest. Horrified to learn that he was adopted after being discovered as a baby in a handbag at Victoria Station, she refuses him and forbids further contact with her daughter.
It "refuses to play the game" of other dramatists of the period, for instance Bernard Shaw, who used their characters to draw audiences to grander ideals.
William ArcherA. Challenged, Miss Prism explains that she had absentmindedly put the manuscript of a novel she was writing in the perambulator, and the baby in a handbag, which she had left at Victoria Station. Lady Bracknell informs Jack that, as the first-born, he would have been named after his father, General Moncrieff.
Long fascinated by Uncle Jack's hitherto absent black sheep brother, she is predisposed to fall for Algernon in his role of Ernest a name she, like Gwendolen, is apparently particularly fond of.
Therefore, Algernon, too, plans for the rectorDr. Algernon refuses to consent until Ernest explains why his cigarette case bears the inscription, "From little Cecily, with her fondest love to her dear Uncle Jack.
The revelation of Cecily's trust fund soon dispels Lady Bracknell's initial doubts over the young lady's suitability, but any engagement is forbidden by her guardian Jack: Gwendolen and her formidable mother Lady Bracknell now call on Algernon who distracts Lady Bracknell in another room while Jack proposes to Gwendolen.
practices. The Importance of Being Earnest () - Subtitled, “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” this play is often considered Wilde’s masterpiece. Based on a misunderstanding over the name “Ernest,” it is an attack on earnestness.
A list of important facts about Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, including setting, climax, protagonists, and antagonists. date of first production · February 14.
The Importance of Being Earnest debuted in London on February 14,when Wilde was at the height of his powers. But don't be fooled by the title. But don't be fooled by the title. There is nothing earnest about this play, at least on the surface. 5 Themes of the Play p. 17 6 Further Questions for Study and Discussion p.
21 When the play opens, Algernon, who knows Jack as Ernest, has begun to suspect something, Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest Resource Pack for Teachers - Comprehensive Version.].] Resource Pack for Teachers - Comprehensive Version.
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