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  • Posted May 11, 2013

    A very funny play about 2 men who are using the pseudonym Earnes

    A very funny play about 2 men who are using the pseudonym Earnest. Hilarity ensues when 2 different women both state that they could only marry a man who's name was Earnest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2003

    How important is to be Earnets?

    Oscar Wild's satire to aristocrats and mannerism best describes his play titled The Importance of Being Earnest. From it's dialog and plot your forced to ask if he was making fun of himself or people in general from it's off the top characters. Wilde himself called his play 'A trivial comedy for serious people' could it always have been a a serious play for trivial people that is for the reader to decide. I personally adored the play and found myself laughing at the characters not for how they acted but how much I saw myself in one or most of them. The idea of female characters loving a man not for who he and what he is but for his name. Yet the name in itself holds a double meaning for earnest is to be serious and honest. John who at the end of the play learns his name really is Earnest the whole time and with great satire adds that 'it is a terrible thing to find out that a man all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth' the humor in him is a better reason to enjoy this play along with the rest of the cast. Although one of Wildes last plays it is one of his best and most critiqued and I can't see why not. Earnest is truly a masterpiece and I advise those who have not read it yet to do so and those who have ... why not read it again.

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