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The importance of not being earnest

Wallace L. Chafe

The importance of not being earnest

the feeling behind laughter and humor

by Wallace L. Chafe

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Published by J. Benjamins Pub. Co. in Amsterdam, Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wit and humor -- Psychological aspects,
  • Laughter -- Psychological aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementWallace Chafe.
    SeriesConsciousness & emotion book series -- v. 3
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN6149.P5 C43 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17554052M
    ISBN 109789027241528
    LC Control Number2006101278

    The epigram is the epitome of this ideal; beautiful in its elegant construction, it is also dramatically useless to the play. A battle follows, cleverly carried out during the British tea ceremony. Again the couples embrace, Miss Prism and Dr. It might make you very unwell.

    He takes the opportunity to insert many examples of popular thought, revealing bias, social bigotry, thoughtlessness and blind assumptions. When she hears that Jack's "wicked" brother Ernest is around, she is intensely desirous of meeting him. Whether luxuriating in paradox or simply in the ridiculousness created by the plot that Wilde has set in motion, the play is at its best when it is portraying supposedly serious things in an extremely trivial matter. When Gwendolen requests no sugar, Cecily adds four lumps to her cup. All IP addresses in Germany are blocked.

    Ladegaard, Hans J. He is overcome by Cecily's beauty. Algernon, despite his better judgment, also confesses to Cecily that his name is not Ernest either. When Jack goes out, Algernon proposes to Cecily, who gets out a diary and letters that she has already written, explaining that she had already imagined their engagement. Court interpreting and classical rhetoric: Ethos in interpreter-mediated monological discourse. You mustn't think that I am wicked.


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The importance of not being earnest book

The very title of the play is a double-edged comment on the phenomenon. Within the play's framework of false identities, Wilde also planted several possible allusions to the male characters' homosexuality. Gwendolen points out that this is impossible as she herself is engaged to Ernest Worthing.

Kozintsev, Alexander Chasuble to be christened Ernest later that day. Whether luxuriating in paradox or simply in the ridiculousness created by the plot that Wilde has set in motion, the play is at its best when it is portraying supposedly serious things in an extremely trivial matter.

The Importance of Not Being Earnest

Miss Prism explains that in a moment of distraction she placed the baby in her handbag and left him in Victoria Station, confusing him with her three-volume novel, which was placed in the baby carriage. You did not have a chance to rise to the top, as you might in the U. Lady Bracknell shows up demanding an explanation for the couples' plans.

The women are somewhat appeased but still concerned over the issue of the name. The moralism of Victorian society—its smugness and pomposity—impels Algernon and Jack to invent fictitious alter egos so as to be able to escape the strictures of propriety and decency.

Chasuble arrives and announces that all is ready for the christenings. The play's original audience is reputed to have howled at the inside references to London's homosexual subculture.

The software we use sometimes flags "false positives" -- that is, blocks that should not have occurred. Once Algernon marries he will have suffocating rules and appearances to keep up. At this, Lady Bracknell becomes genuinely interested. That simply will not do.

When Miss Prism seems to chide the lower classes for producing so many children for Chasuble to christen, she appears to see it as a question of thrift. The Absence of Compassion Two areas in which the Victorians showed little sympathy or compassion were illness and death. Attardo, Salvatore But is a man not equally attractive when married?

All IP addresses in Germany are blocked. Beyond reflecting on beauty, the play is also a masterful send-up of Victorian manners, especially in regards to marriage and morality. Forman, Ross This seemingly irresolvable conundrum becomes brilliantly solved when, on inspection of the handbag, Lady Bracknell reveals that Algernon's brother had become lost in just such a handbag and that Jack must, in actuality, be that lost child.

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