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Summative EssayIn the text, The Importance of Being Earnest, the author, Oscar Wilde, introducesthe text during the Victorian age, where Victorian moralities regarding social structureand wealth are the central values. By having a strict social code of conduct, their wealthdefines how people are to behave according to their class. In this play, the charactersare all above the middle class, having some in the upper class which represents howpeople were to act back in the Victorian era. The character Algernon is introduced as acharacter of the higher class and is shown in things such as his efforts he has towardshis appearance. His respect in the Victorian morality is also shown in his quote “Lane’sviews on marriage seem somewhat lax.” This shows that Algernon’s beliefs in marriageare not as strong, and that the lower class does not understand the how marriageshould be.The genre that is evident in this play is the comedy that is meant to be a satire ofthe Victorian moralities. Through Algernon’s contradictions, such as eating the