Essay 3 draft 2 Solomon - Note: I completed this peer...

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Note: I completed this peer review for Solomon Walker, who was a member of my peer review group for the third essay. I chose to present this as my exhibit of peer review because I felt that I was very in depth in terms of comments and suggestions. I read his essay numerous times, and I believe that I offered not only helpful suggestions and critiques, but I also complimented the things that he did well. As far my commentary on this is concerned, I think that the comments I gave him speak for themselves and showcase my ability to effectively peer review others' papers. In fact, Soloman asked to be in my peer review group a second time because I “gave him some great comments the first time around.” ------ Solomon Walker English 1102 Professor Shaw 11/5/2010 Satire of Upper Class in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest Social class systems have been the way cultures have existed across the world for thousands of years. England exhibited a distinctive class system in the late 19 th century and early 20 th century that clearly separated the superiors of the upper class and the inferiors of the lower class. Certain scenes in Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest criticize the upper class of England for its absurdity in upholding the class system. In The Importance of Being Earnest , Wilde satirizes the upper class for being arrogant, ignorant, and insulting of a lower class while the lower class is portrayed as smarter and more sagacious than the snooty upper class. In the first scene of the play, Wilde shows through the dialogue between Algernon and his servant Lane that the upper class is too narcissistic and ignorant to understand the thoughts or feelings of an inferior lower class. Algernon spends a good portion of the dialogue commenting on his self and
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his feelings, never once inquiring the thoughts and feelings of his servant Lane. When Lane does
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course ENGL 1102 taught by Professor Cantremember during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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