The Importance of being Earnest Summative Essay - Summative Essay In the text The Importance of Being Earnest the author Oscar Wilde introduces the text

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