The Importance of Being Earnest Essay | Wilde's Philosophy of Life in "The Importance of being Earnest"

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Wilde's Philosophy of Life in "The Importance of being Earnest"

Summary: In Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," the author reveals his views on society through each character: attitudes about religion and church are seen in Dr. Chasuble; views on the education system and the upbringing of young women are seen in Cecily and Miss Prism; living "double lives" are seen through Miss Prism, Algernon and Jack; and the role of class status is seen through Miss Prism.
The aim of most playwrights is to convey a message of interest or concern to their audience in order to educate them on issues faced in society, positioning them to form their own opinion on the issues discussed. In The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde expresses his philosophy of life through each character in his play. The ideas he has on each aspect of society are portrayed: attitudes on religion and church through Dr Chasuble, the education system and the upbringing of young women through Cecily and Miss Prism, the double lives concept through Miss Prism, Algernon and Jack, and class through Miss Prism and Algernon.

People of Victorian England were very much unconcerned with religion and any meaning behind going to church. This is the idea that Wilde conveyed through the character of Dr Chasuble, whose actions showed...

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