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Importance of Being Earnest Final Project

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Laurel O'Boyle

on 17 October 2013

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Importance of Being Earnest Final Project
Project Directions
You will create a prezi presentation choosing one of the following research topics based on The Importance of Being Earnest.
You will research your topic online to answer the questions presented to you.
Your prezi must include at least one reference to The Importance of Being Earnest.
Your prezi is due Friday, October 11.
You will present your prezi to the class on Monday, October 14.
Topic 1: Marriage and Courtship in the Victorian Era
Why was marriage important in the Victorian Era?
In general, at what age did men and women get married?
What characteristics did men and women typically look for in their marriage partners?
Where and how did people interested in marriage initially meet?
How did two people become better acquainted?
How did men and women become engaged?
How much involvement did the fiances' families have in their engagement and marriage?
Topic 2: Trivial Wilde
Wilde subtitled the play "A Trivival Comedy for Serious People."
In the late 19th century, when the play opened, what did people consider "trivial?"
What did they consider "serious?"
What were their opinions regarding employment, leisure, wealth, society, education, marriage, family, and morality?
How have opinions changed? How have they stayed the same?
Topic 3: Good Writing
Why does The Importance of Being Earnest continue to be such a favorite with audiences?
What makes Wilde's writing so good?
In what ways does it seem contemporary?
In what ways does it seem old-fashioned?
You will be in a computer lab for the rest of the week working on this.
Pay attention to spelling and grammar usage when you type.
Be sure to cite any sources you use and/or quote.
Don't forget to save!
You may work on this at home if you don't have enough time here. It's ALL ONLINE!
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