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The Importance of Being Earnest Essay

  • Submitted by: maryycruz
  • on March 6, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 533 words

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THE VICTORIAN PERIOD


In 1837 Victoria became Queen,   making that the beginning of Victorianism.   The Victorian Era was the time period was an age of paradox and power.   It can also be know as the time period where Britain had the most imperial power. “The Victorian Age was characterized by rapid change and developments in nearly every sphere- from advances in medical, scientific and technological knowledge to changes in population growth and location."(faculty.unlv.edu, The Victorian Period)


throughout my research about the victorian period it seemed to be that marriage was of people protecting their own resources and to be   keep their unacceptable impulses under control. I noticed that in The Importance of Being Earnest, when they show a different type of social class they presented Lady Bracknell, that is a very "wealthy person". her major concerns where class and money. She did not like Jack because he didnt know who his parents where making him not to know his social class.
LAdy Bracknell: Her major concerns where class and money. She did not like Jack because he didn’t know who his parents where making him not to know his social class. Mrs. Bracknell did not want her daughter to be married to a low social class man who could just be "interested in her daughters money". Later throughout the reading I was introduced to Cecily who was Jacks ward. 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 the characters seem not care about their emotions much. oscar wilde portrays the victorian period...

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