Note that in the first half of the sentence, she seems to be viewing his character amiably. Suddenly she changes direction, and the general impression we receive about John is far more bitingly negative than a mere statement of disapproval. Thus she contains in her statement all the elements of disapproval without directly stating that he was ill-disposed. Her irony ranges from the gentle to the severe. When she speaks about Marianne, she says, "She was generous, amiable, interesting: she was everything but prudent."
Act 1 sees Lady Bracknell converse with Jack about his engagement with Gwendolen. The humour is sustained by Wilde’s mockery of Lady Bracknell and the ideals that Victorians in general deem important but are in fact trivial. The witticism embedded in Lady Bracknell’s comment that “ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone” ironically alludes to her haughty and arrogant airs and graces that is so typical of the upper-class of Victorian England. Her further realisation, that in England,
When Darcy proposes to Elizabeth, Austin writes that he spoke of, “His sense of her inferiority of its being a degradation of the family obstacles which judgment had always opposed to inclination, were dwelt on with a warmth which seemed due to the consequence he was wounding, but was very unlikely to recommend his suit.” (Chapter 11 Vol. II). Austin writes, “Her inferiority of its being a degradation” through this statement the reader can infer that he is insulting her based upon her low status. Elizabeth immediately exposes his pride and faults him as being ungentlemanly. Austen succeeds in showing how the prideful nature of Darcy is unacceptable to Elizabeth and thus the reader knows that her refusal is based on her need for respect and love in a marriage.
Through his conversation with the Bennets, Jane Austen portrays the way in which Mr Collins is pretentious and pompous. Elizabeth and Mr Bennet make clear to the reader the fact that he is conceited; yet he still maintains a sycophantic behaviour where Lady Catherine is concerned. Mr Collins is shown to be superficial and pretentious; it is done through his conversation with the Bennets and Mr Bennet and Elizabeth commenting on his behaviour. When asked by Mr Bennet whether his “pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment”, Mr Collins replies he “always wish to give them as unstudied an air as possible”. Mr Bennet purposefully asks such a question in order to satirise Mr Collins and due to this, it shows that Mr Collins prepares compliments and tries to not make it known that it is rehearsed, portraying his pretentious nature.
The representation of love within “Much Ado about Nothing” is in its finality and basic format is commonly perceived as socially appeasing and harmonious, as outstanding abnormalities are resolved. Although these aforementioned abnormalities are from which the majority of comedic instances are derived from. Stemming from the anarchic characters of Benedick and Beatrice who unlike their conventional counterparts, vilify and harangue the proposed concept of ‘conventional love’ that is preached throughout the piece. The couples themselves in behaviour and innate moral values seem to juxtapose one another, politically correct versus anarchy. Claudio and Hero share a conventionality, and compliant behaviour which contrasts sharply with Benedick's/Beatrice’s independent spirit, jaded opinions about the opposite sex, and their shared eccentric wit.
Lady Catherine de Bourgh is one of Austen’s background characters in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ but her role and presence in the novel shouldn’t be underestimated; her interactions provide us with entertainment, frustration, exposes aspects to main characters we would otherwise not see, and importantly, is the unknowing catalyst that finally brings closure to the love story between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy. We are first introduced to “her Ladyship” through the comical and ridiculous Mr Collins, who has the utmost reverence and respect, and slightly deluded admiration for his patroness. During his visit to Longbourn he conjures up an image of Lady Catherine de Bourgh by his continual reference to her greatness and comparisons to her décor. Although the readers instinct is that this is not a character who we will come to love let alone like, leeway is initially given to judgment due to Mr Collins’ character alone. Lady Catherine de Bourgh is a wealthy and domineering woman who is conveniently Mr Darcy’s aunt.
Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest mocks Victorian love and marriage through different characters in 19th century England, which is wittingly displayed using satire. Aristocrats such as Gwendolen and her mother Lady Bracknell both hold contrasting views, which includes what they feel is required in a life partner. Lady Bracknell strongly believes marriage is just a financial agreement and will not let her daughter marry a man who has no status in society. On the other hand, Gwendolen believes love triumphs over wealth, but Wilde seems to change her meaning of love. So is marriage really a result of love or can it be possible that it is simply just a business contract?
In the excerpt from The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, playwright Oscar Wilde creates a humorous account of Wilde’s interpretation of Victorian society. Through describing an oddly humorous interview scene between Jack and the mother of the girl he fancies, Lady Bracknell. Wilde attempts to capture the essence of the frivolity of many Victorian era customs and traditions that are exemplified by this exchange between these two individuals. The play's title itself contains a mocking paradox (serious people are so because they do not see trivial comedies), introduces the theme, which is prevalent throughout the excerpt. The clashing between the trivial and the serious forms the foundation of the excerpt.
She was "in love" with Algernon who was acting as if he was Earnest(i.e. he was not, because Jack was indeed named Earnest), Lady Bracknell opposed to her and Algernon getting engaged but then changed her mind because she found out that Cecily was a very wealthy person. another way that i feel like oscar wilde represented the victorian era is how he related his character as having complicated points of view and issues with their emotions about love and marriage. i feel like on the book
Iago cunningly focuses on the inferiority Othello feels in Venetian society to undermine his confidence and seduce him into believing that his loyalty is true and Desdemona’s is false. The extract begins, ‘Tis not to make me jealous, To say my wife is fair, feeds well, loves company’ (3.3.187). The lineation is generous when giving this list, which could mirror and emphasize the lavishness of the upper-class lifestyle. The line is spoken in iambic pentameter with an extra unstressed syllable to finish and the subsequent line is in iambic tetrameter also with an extra syllable. The result is a melodious, fluent beginning but clumsiness upon finishing the line.