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The importance of being Earnest- Love, Marriage and Romance
Transcript of The importance of being Earnest- Love, Marriage and Romance
'I call that business'
It is very important for a Victorian women to have protection with money
'What is your income' The language is full of elegance and mild criticisms. At first glance they the play is full of puns- but really each one becomes a paradox throughout the play.
'my ideal has always been to love someone of the name of Ernest', this phrase stated by Gwendolen shows that her love is conditional, and that she is mixing up real love from idealistic romances of books.
LANGUAGE Love throughout the play relates to the historical aspects of the Victorian era as it relies mostly on parental approval. In the voictorian era daughters would only marry who their parents say is suitable, they would normally be able to marry someone in the same class or a higher class, never below their class. Historical 'I have dared to love you widly, passionately, devotedly, hopelessly' this quote shows Wilde's mockery of the Victorian view. It would of been seen as inappropriate for a man and women to express themselves in this manner. Normally a man could not e left alone with a single women until they were married. This shows how comical Wilde makes the play as Algernon and Cecily express themselves in such a manner that would be seen as foolishness in the era. Literature