"The Importance of Being Earnest." by Oscar Wilde.

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The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, beyond any reasonable doubt, makes noteworthy comments about the Victorian era. In this "trivial comedy for serious people," Wilde makes some very interesting comments about everyday interaction during 1895. To effectively convey these comments, humorous characters and comical situations are used. Throughout the play, Wilde brings out numerous observations on the Victorian era in different characters. In the first couple of acts, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff (Algy) …

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…lying about the name of Earnest the whole play, finds that his true name is Earnest. Therefore, Wilde shows the reader that the affairs based on lies are actually fact. In the conclusion of the play, Jack states that he's "realized the vital importance of being earnest." In reality, he has not been earnest at all the length of the play, and has only found himself to be Earnest because of a change in fate.