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The Importance of Being Earnest

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Transcript of The Importance of Being Earnest

Wilde's Wilde World
Introduction
Summary
Author's Style
Wilde's Wilde World
Dublin 1854

The Vicotrian Age

Oxford University

The Importance of Being Earnest

Leading a double life

Prison

† 1900
Oscar Wilde
The Importance of Being Earnest
Summary
Author's Style
Humour
Lady Bracknell: "Both? To lose one parent, may be regarded as a misfortune - to lose both looks like carelessness."


Algernon: "All women become like their mother. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his."


Gwendolen: "... .The country always bores me to death.

Cecily: "Ah! This is what the newspapers call agricultural depression, is it not?..."


humour deals with the unexpected
always implies a certain subjectivity/ cultur
humour can give people relief
it implies the toying with social norms and values

make people laugh/ think
to entertain
mock someone/something
spoof/ attack someone
criticize someone implicitly
Based on your own experiences and knowledge, write down a short of the term humour.

Consider the effect of humour and think about the possible functions of employing humour in certain situations.
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