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Discuss the comic effects of the play.

The following question are designed to help you think about Oscar Wilde's play, The Importance of Being Earnest, in more depth.

Discuss the comic effects of the play. Many commentators agree that Lady Bracknell has some of the funniest lines: what is the source of their humor? Does she intend to be funny? What view of marriage does the play provide? Is marriage a positive or a destructive institution, as depicted here?

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