28 - The Importance of Being Earnst

28 - The Importance of Being Earnst - Dram 115 10/26/10...

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Dram 115 10/26/10 Look at Notes Online The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde o Homosexual Relations Affair with Lord Douglass, son of Marques of Queensbury? Thrown in jail (England) Wrote many of his reasons for why he acted the way he did o 1980’s Toured US (Plays more appealing with Uneducated People) The Play o A farce About Courtship (a comedy) Depends on Surprise (a tragedy turned on it’s head) Different set of stakes though Many mysteries o The little cigar box o Mystery courtship of Sicily o Jack’s parentage Adopted (no parents) He is wealthy… seen as English upper class o Series of Parallels Gender issues Behavior of Boys and Girls o Boys=unfocused, lack vision, with what to do with their lives o Girls=vice versa Rev. Chaucer o Servants the smartest in the room, but just don’t have the authority o Adults out of touch Don’t have a good set (3) Imbalance Lady Bracknell is the force to which young people must try there
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