usman

Good Essays
Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ A Trivial Comedy For Serious People is a play about two friends Jack Worthing and Algernon (Algy) Moncrieff. In order to get away from their lives the two men invent fictitious characters to explain their absence (Jack invents Earnest while Algy invents Bunbury) from the country in Jack's case and town in Algy's. To complicate matters the two men then fall in love Jack with Gwendolen, Algy’s cousin and Algy with Jacks ward Cecily. Both women believe the men’s names are Earnest. Even when the two couples become engaged the women are still unaware of the fact that there fiancés names are not Earnest. But despite the lies, the play ends happily for both couples.

In the play Wilde portrait’s being earnest as superficially as possible. It does not mean sincere and fair as the word implies, it simply means having the name Earnest. The characters in the play are inspired and controlled by a hollow and fake set of social standards that have little substance, but are used to sustain social distinctions and social class privileges.

Gwendolen and Cecily who are supposedly madly in love with Algy and Jack aren’t actually in love with them as people but in love with the name Earnest. This becomes apparent when both women clearly point out that they have always wanted to love a man named Earnest, “There is something in that name that inspires absolute confidence… [Gwendolen] knew [she] was destined to love...” an Earnest as does Cecily. This is of course absolutely absurd, like most other aspects of the play, a name is trivial. Yet it is only the most trivial, trifling and insignificant details that are crucial to the every day life of Wilde’s ‘personalities’. In the play all the trivial things of life are taken very seriously and all the serious things are taken with genuine frivolity. (Triviality)

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Satisfactory Essays

    Usman

    • 268 Words
    • 2 Pages

    usman introduction Contact Information; Badar colony Muraliwala, Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan. (Contact(): 0092-344-2090939 N.I.C#: 34101-4014896-3 E-mail: usmanjani@yahoo.com Usmanjamil939@gmail.com Name : USMAN JAMIL Father’s name : MUHAMMAD JAMIL Date of birth : 14, DECEMBER, 1991 Religion : ISLAM Gender : MALE Marital Status : SINGLE Nationality : PAKISTAN…

    • 268 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Usman

    • 392 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Cambridge International AS/A Level Sociology Syllabus: Notification of changes to the syllabus for examination in June and November 2014 We have recently revised the content and assessment of Cambridge International AS/A Level Sociology (9699) to reflect the changing needs of our schools and candidates and the current developments in the subject. These changes will affect candidates taking the assessments in June 2014, when the first examination of the revised syllabus will take place. Candidates…

    • 392 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Mr Usman

    • 2323 Words
    • 10 Pages

    CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION The student industrial work experience scheme (SIWES) is a skill training program which forms part of the approved minimum academic standards in the various degree (diploma or NCE program for all Nigeria tertiary institution). It seeks to bridge the gap existing between theory and practice of engineering, technology science and other professional education in the Nigeria tertiary institution. 1.1 PURPOSE OF SIWES The purpose of SIWES is to expose students…

    • 2323 Words
    • 10 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Hazrat Usman(R.A)

    • 2840 Words
    • 12 Pages

    1 Hazrat Umar Farroq Caliphate of Hazrat Umar Farooq Hazrat Umar: His life before becoming a caliph and his character                  Hazrat Umar belonged to the Quraishi family of Banu Adi. His father’s name was Khattab bin Nufail. The ancestry of Hazrat Umar coincided with the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in eighth generation. The name of Hazrat Umar’s mother Hantamah bint Hisham bin Mughairah. He was born in the Year of the Elephant (about 40 years before…

    • 2840 Words
    • 12 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Mr usman bappa

    • 290 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Those who supply goods and services to consumer markets are themselves in need of goods and services to run their business. These organizations - producers, resellers, and government make up vast marketing organizations that buy a large variety of products, including equipment, raw material, labor and other services. Some organizations sell exclusively to other organizations and never come into contact with consumer buyers. Despite the importance of organizational markets, far less research has…

    • 290 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Saud Usman Shaikh 12B1 Unit 4 - Advertising Methods UNIT 4 – ADVERTISING METHODS Etisalat Presentation by Saud Usman Shaikh 12B1 1 Saud Usman Shaikh 12B1 Unit 4 - Advertising Methods Agenda:  Company Introduction  Products and Services  Advertisement and Promotions  Types of Advertisement  Event Sponsorship  Television Advertising  Online Advertisement  Newspaper Ads / Newspaper Stickers  Billboards / Unipoles / Moopies 2 Saud Usman Shaikh 12B1 Unit 4 - Advertising Methods 3 Company…

    • 483 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    West African Jihads

    • 2189 Words
    • 9 Pages

    become the law of the land. "The Sharia provided an alternative model of government with which to compare and confront rulers." This movement, which focused on expelling the non-Orthodox Muslim leaders of West Africa, is due to the leadership of Usman Dan Fodio and Al-Hajj-Umar. These men paved the way for the expansion of Islam through the creation of the Orthodox Sokoto and Tukolor Empires. The rise of the Islamic Jihad and the expansion of both…

    • 2189 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Case Study on Chid Labour

    • 543 Words
    • 3 Pages

    CHILD: Usman Ashraf a 13 year old child lived in Lahore. He had four siblings, two sisters and two brothers and they all were younger than him. His father did not work because no employment was available for him and he got involved with drugs and became an addict. His mother shared the shoulder of his father by sewing the clothes of people of their area to meet the both ends meet. Thus, Usman was forced to work at the age of seven to support his family. • LIFE OF A BRICK MAKER CHILD: Usman started…

    • 543 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Usman's Mistakes

    • 2228 Words
    • 9 Pages

    One faithful day, DJ was returning from school with his driver, Usman. This was their usual route and routine. On their way home, Usman noticed a blue van following them uncomfortably close. Usman kept an eye on the van and sped up. As part of his security training, it was his duty to keep DJ and any member of the Diplomat family safe at all times, while they were in his care. For those reasons, he couldn’t let a suspicious van get close enough to do any harm to DJ. “What’s wrong?” DJ asked, gripping…

    • 2228 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    other and but with a beautiful way writer relate these stories. After that writer take turn to the second portion of the story where he described the family relation between a young couple, a Pakistani young man named “Usman” and lady from London named “Lydia” who gave company to Usman when he was in London and everybody was stranger to…

    • 2221 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Powerful Essays