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The Comedic Element in The Importance of Earnest

Summary: Examines Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest." Discusses Wilde's use of comedy in the play. Contrasts the comedic themes with the Victorian era in which it was written.
A comedic movie, play, or book should have more importance in the world than they do. On any given night if someone were to watch the news or read the newspaper they would see just how dire and depressing the world actually is. It is important to take the time now and then and have a good laugh to ease the tension that the news can cause. Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is a witty and amusing comedy which conveys real life everyday themes such as real love as opposed to selfish love, religion, marriage, being truthful and country life as opposed to city life. This play shows a striking similarity to many of the remarkable yet amusing circumstances of sitcoms seen on television today. To say that a comedy begins in error and confusion, and ends in knowledge, recognition...

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