A Tale of Three Classes
A Marxist Criticism on "The Importance of Being Earnest"
"Excuse me Geoffrey, could you get me some more water. I'm terribly thirsty, and the weather out here isn't doing any good for my complexion." declares the man as he sighs in exhaustion.
"Right away sir, anything else?" proclaims the servant.
"No that will be all." says the man as he waves off the servant.
So is this the scene of
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between a man and woman, but however the underlying real issue is that of their class and society. The play makes a great example for a Marxist criticism on the effect of classes on literature. Wilde's own wit and intellect make for an excellent view of the classes of the previous era. It is a work that will be a not only viewed as a comedic triumph, but also as a social one as well.