Flowers for Algernon: the Change of Awareness
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...Algernon: The Change of Awareness Anyone who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eye are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye ~ (Plato 416) Charlie, the protagonist of the novel Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, is a man who undergoes radial changes in his intellect which affects the way in which he must navigate society from the perspective of his relationships. As in evidence by a teacher by the name of Pamela Sissi Carroll who observed a student who had similar limitations, excelled above those limitations... ?Client’s Flower’s for...
Analysis of "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde
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...Algernon and Cicely until she reaches 35 years of age. Bracknell affirms, “35 is a very attractive marriage age (Wilde 138).” The story focuses on the theme of destiny. Gwendolyn feels she is destined to marry only the person named Ernest stating to Jack, “My very own Ernest! (Wilde 26).” Ernest represents a rich family. Jack does not belong to a rich class. Likewise, Jack is characterized as a poor person. Consequently, Jack is eager to marry a rich lady in order grab the money of the rich lady. In the same manner, the author creates an imagery picture that Algernon is an unhappy with his family (Croally 35). Algernon creates a fictitious person, Bunbury... December 14, Analysis: O. Wilde Play...
Oscar Wilde The importance of Being Honest
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...Algernon Moncrieff and his friend John worthing or Jack ,who assume false names and try to lure their would -be brides. Though Jack is his best friend Algernon knows him only by his wrong name “Ernest”. Algernon suspects Jack of living a double life, when he finds out a cigarette case of “Ernest”, which carried an inscription from “little Cecily” to “Uncle Jack”. Algernon himself... Ian Knight November 30, 2009 Paper 2 The last play of the great Oscar Wilde, “the importance of Being Honest”, is his most popular play. It is a trivial comedy on being dishonest for personal gains and on obstacles that it creates. This hilarious satire centers around the double lives of two fashionable young gentle men,...
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...Algernon and Jack make almost similar deceptions. In this case, Jack lies about his brother’s death and makes... Hypocrisy, Deceit and Secrecy in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ The play ‘The importance of Being Earnest’ by OscarWilde features hypocrisy and deception as a means to an end in the social setting. In this regard, the characters are compelled to lie because of the burden of family duties and obligations. In this regard, they get a reprieve for leisure and recreation. However, the deceptions presented by the characters complicate issues. Eventually, deception is overcome by the revelation of truth concerning issues. This notwithstanding, there is no manifestation of remorse. For instance,...
The Importance of Being Earnest: Critical Analysis
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...Algernon regarding the double lives they lead. Jack suggests that marriage after marriage they should have no desire to continue such double-lives. Algernon disagrees and responds, “Nothing will induce me to part with Bunbury, and if you ever get married, which seems to me extremely problematic, you will be very glad to know Bunbury. A man who marries without knowing Bunbury has a very tedious time of it (Act I).” In this sense Wilde is implementing his wit as a means of developing a satire... on Victorian notions of marriage. While marriage was supposed to be a sacred institution, Wilde is indicating that in practice it is far from it. While in the context of the drama...
Satire in The Importance of Being Earnest: Oscar Wilde is known for his satire, and The Importance of Being Earnest is no exception to Wilde's usual mode of satirical writing. For this essay prompt, make a claim about what is being satirized in this play
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...Algernon Moncreiff talks ridiculously with irrelevancy on the unimportant issues, for instance when talking about science he asks, “Have you got the cucumber sandwiches?” (7), when this is smartly put into consideration, it turns out... due: Satire in “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde Satire is a literary form of writing which uses humor, irony, exaggeration or radical to criticize vices in a play, novel, prose fiction. “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde set in the late 1800‘s amongst the bourgeoisie who are extremely absorbed in their class. They do not work but concerned with their own benefits whereas nothing is taken with caution except trifling things. In the play, Alger...
Importance of Being Earnest and the U.S. Government
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...Algernon Moncrieff who is depicted... "Importance of Being Earnest" and the U.S. Government Brief Introduction "Importance of Being Earnest" is a play cast around lies. The uses the concept of contrast in naming the play "Importance of being earnest" and yet still, the characters of the play are liars. The author also uses the name Ernest in the play as a person who is admired living in upscale London. The question that this essay is seeking to answer is whether being earnest is a virtue and whether the government of the United States is earnest or to its citizens. About the Author Oscar Wilde the author of the play "Importance of Being Earnest" was born in Ireland. He is today celebrated for this play wh...
Dialectical Journal - The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
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...Algernon: That is their tragedy……That’s his Pg. 40 Device: Paradox It would be possible to make the assumption that if it is tragic for women to become like their mothers, then the opposite is true, and anybody who is not like the mother would be safe. However, Algernon alludes that not bearing... Dialectical Journal Text from Book Analysis Gwendolen: ….quite, quite… Pg. 30 Device: Repetition ‘Quite Blue’ would have served to express the color that characterizes Jack’s eyes, but Gwendolen repeats quite to project how different and outstanding they are. The aspect stresses the intensity of the blue color. 2. Lady Bracknell: ….either everything… Pg. 32 Device: Alliteration The sequence of the words either ...
Using Humor to Survive Tragedy
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...Algernon and Jack. Algernon is the symbol of un-earnestness, and Jack is his ward in jocularity and deceit. Marriage is of utmost significance in The Importance of Being Earnest. This is because it is what drives the plot and is the primary subject for philosophical debate and speculation. We are introduced to the nature of marriage for the first time when Algernon is talking to his butler, Lane. The subject of marriage stays on for the most part of the play as it develops. Jack and Algernon talk about the important things in marriage, and what matters in it. They talk of it as either a matter of “pleasure... Using Humor to Survive Tragedy "Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life ...
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...Algernon, it proves to be significant in ensuring that both the men are able to get the respective women they love. The major conflict in the play is Lady Bracknell’s failure to accept Jack because he was adopted, but the name Earnest serves to establish his identity as a man suitable for her daughter. The play deals with conflicts posed by both Jack and Algernon assuming a false identity of Earnest while approaching the women they love... The importance of being Earnest The of the play “The importance of being Earnest” is significant, because it is the Earnest that establishes identity and relationships for both the major male protagonists. While it is originally a name that was assumed by Jack and...
The Importance of Being Earnst
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...Algernon. It all started because of an inscription in Jack’s cigarette lighter. Because Jack was known to Algernon as Ernest, he had to explain the inscription why he was called Jack by a certain Cecily. Jack explained that in the country, he has a boring life and he made up another identity as Ernest (whom he says is his younger brother... as an excuse to Cecily) when he is in the city. Unwittingly, “Ernest” made a fan out of Cecily as she gets interested in “Ernest”. At this time, we learn that Jack is in love with Algernon’s cousin, Gwendolen. Jack proposes to Gwendolen but then Gwendolen is more in love with the name Ernest! And just as she was accepting Jack/“Earnest’s”...
The Importance of Being Earnest: How Conflict Contributes to Humor
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...Algernon, “Never speak disrespectfully of society, Algernon. Only people who can’t get into it do that” (Wilde, Act 3, 179). She is so full of herself, especially when it comes to pointing out class differences, and this makes her comments to look not only ridiculous but also extremely humorous. The characters’ confused sense of values also leads to conflict, which in turn elicits humor... The Importance of Being Earnest: How conflict contributes to Humor The Importance of Being Earnest is a play written by Oscar Wilde and published in 1895. It majorly concerns itself with satirizing the values within the Victorian aristocracy, which places so much emphasis on hypocrisy and material wealth. The...
Victorian Attitudes towards Town and Country
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...Algernon is found is explicitly described, and portray that the room in issue belongs to a town person. Algernon is playing the piano, as Lane gets things ready for afternoon tea (Wilde, 1895). From the description here, it is evident that there are certain skills... that a person from town is supposed to exhibit. These skills are thought to place them a niche above the rest. This is why Algernon is keen to know if Lane had heard what he was playing on the piano. He apologizes for his lack of precision in his playing, but is quick to point out that he plays “with wonderful expression.” This description is far removed from the surroundings that are depicted in the country....
The Importance of Being Earnest..... The exact topic is: What do the many epigrammatic lines add to the play? How is wit a central ingredient of the play?
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...Algernon creates humor. In this conversation, Wilde represents Lane as a witty character since he disagrees and undermines most of Algernon’s comments. Wilde introduces the wit in the fact that Lane disagrees and undermines Algernon’s comments in such a way that Algernon does not realize (Wilde 14). Algernon states, “Good Heavens! Is marriage so demoralizing as that? Lane answers “I believe it is a very pleasant, sir.” Lane uses the noun ‘sir’ to convince Algernon that he is right yet we know that he is undermining his... Importance of Epigrammatic Lines in the Play “The Importance of Being Earnest” Introduction An epigram is a memorable, clever, and brief statement. Most of play writers use...
The Importance of Being Earnest
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...Algernon Moncreiff, for example, engages in a conversion on absurd issues that has complete irrelevance. While talking about science of life, he asks whether there are sandwiches made from cucumber. He introduces a trivial and nonsense issue with complete irrelevance amidst a serious topic of discussion. He chooses to talk about sandwiches while the intelligent conversation is taking place and remarks he is talking about science of life. The rich has posh life, and all they cannot do is enjoy town life while talking matters of triviality. In both of the Oscars work, the members of the upper-class brand themselves... The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar “A Woman of No Importance” and "The Importance of...
Power of Communication
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...Algernon, Gwendoline’s cousin, tends to suggest the fact that Jack is leading a double life. When he finds the letter addressed to ‘Uncle Jack’ from’ little Cecily’, Algernon gets furious (Wilde act 1). He does not like the thought of Jack... An analysis of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde Introduction The ‘importance of being Earnest’ is a play written in an English setting, presenting Jack Worthing as the main protagonist (Wilde act 1). In line with Elinor Fuche’s ‘visit to a small planet’, it is not just enough to plainly go through a play without digging deep into it. It is of essence to place oneself into the ‘world’ of the play, by critically analyzing each and every aspect of the...
The Importance of Being Earnest
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...Algernon, which prompted telling of lies in future of the play (Roger 475-484). The theatre manager St. James was earnest open she asked Wilde to reduce his original four-act play to three acts like most of the conventional fares. Wilde then removed the Gribsy episode from the play by merging two of the four acts into one act. This was meant to make the play more relevant in terms of literacy and market. The virtue of being earnest set in Wilde’s life at the point when he had the greatest responsibility of serving his family. During this time, most of the playwrights found interest in challenging and attacking issues such as the white Anglo Saxon. Wilde at this time also... Importance of Being Ernest...
InThe Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Bracknell
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...Algernon in Act 3, "He has nothing, but he looks everything. What more can one desire?" (Wilde, 1899, p. 2332) She seems to be saying that looks (or appearances) are more important than reality; in other words, it's a desirable quality for a person to be able to fool someone else into thinking he/she has more than it appears. How does Wilde use this concept in the play to satirize the "proper" and "moral" emphasis the Victorians are known for? The Importance of Being Ernest is one of the finest humorous plays to have premiered at the turn of twentieth century... ?Running Head: The Importance of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest In The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Bracknell says about...
InThe Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Bracknell
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...Algernon in Act 3, "He has nothing, but he looks everything. What more can one desire?" (Wilde, 1899, p. 2332) She seems to be saying that looks (or appearances) are more important than reality; in other words, its a desirable quality for a person to be able to fool someone else into thinking he/she has more than it appears. How does Wilde use this concept in the play to satirize the "proper" and "moral" emphasis the Victorians are known for? The Importance of Being Ernest is one of the finest humorous plays to have premiered at the turn of twentieth century. One... Running Head: The Importance of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest In The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Bracknell says about...
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...Algernon Daniel Keyes’ novel Flowers for Algernon follows the life of Charlie Gordon, a 32-year-old man who has an I.Q. of only 68. Thisbook is a great piece of literature that shows how we perceive other people in our lives. In order to do this, Keyes contrasts three main time periods that Charlie Gordon, the main character, goes through: pre-experimentation, during the experiment, and post-experimentation. Keyes uses these three states of mind to show that we should judge others for who they are, not for their supposed lack of intellectual capabilities. At the beginning of the story, Charlie explains that he has been chosen to take part in an experiment (Keyes, progris riport 1... Flowers for Algernon ...
Land Law (case study)
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...Algernon entered into an agreement with Beatrice, the owner of the other' semi', 14 Acacia Ave, to the effect that Algernon would not use Number 12 for business purpose or erect any other building. Restrictive covenant: It is seen that the original owner, Algeron had entered into a restrictive covenant with the co-owner of the house, Beatrice, with regard to its non-use for business purpose or future development. In legal parlance, a restrictive covenant is one in which the covenantee is restrained, or prohibited from performing a deed or action, mutually agreed upon, by covenant. Although restrictive covenants of the kind seen above between the original owner and the co-owner... Question In 1990,...
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
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...Algernon Moncrieff_ Jack's friend and another character who leads a double life similar to Jack's. Algernon has invented a character called Bunbury, a nonexistent friend who is on his death-bed and is breathing his last most of the time. Algernon uses Bunbury whenever he wishes to escape from his relatives' company and visit the countryside. The double identities and the deceptions are revealed to all... The Importance of Being Earnest Celebrated Victorian playwright Oscar Wilde once wrote "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth." This is exactly the strategy that Wilde himself employed and used it to the fullest while exploring the follies...
Moral
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...Algernon is a wealth bachelor that lives in London. He often pretends to have a friend Bunbury who is sick and lives in the country. Whenever Algernon wishes to escape certain social utieshe is explains that he simply can no because he has to visit his sick friend. He can then escape and enjoy the pleasures that Victorian society called improper. However, his friend, Bunbury, does not exist. Through this form of deception Algernon not only gets pity from his friends he also has the perfect excuse to do whatever he wants. Algernon's believes his best friend is named Ernest. Ernest is actually John Worthing. John Worthing is also using deception to escape his... The desperate need to be moral...
The Importance of Being Earnest
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...Algernon get married. The film also has a similar ending but various flashbacks that lack in the story – an example is the dialogues between Jack and Earnest concerning Lady Bracknell. Work’s Cited LightShadeMovieV. The Importance of Being Earnest (1952). YouTube, 2014. Accessed online from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcFgyWI-12Y Wilde, Oscar. The importance of being Earnest. England: Leonard Smithers and Company. 1899... The Importance of Being Earnest In many story adaptations, the film versions tend to differ quite considerably, but Wilde’s Importance of being Earnest is not. With the book being only 54 pages, the movie version (1952) covers all Wilde’s dialogues. While the staging is considered...
The Importance of Being Earnest ( analyze your play)
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...Algernon, Gwendolen, Cecily and Lady Bracknell, all deceive and lie to do so. Wilde reveals the under current of politics involved in a Victorian marriage. This point is clearly evident in the betrothals of Jack with Gwendolen and Algernon with Cecily which are accepted only after their social standing and fortunes are openly revealed. However, When Lady Bracknell found that her daughter Gwendolen wished to marry a person who was not a blue blood, she was loath to accept the union of the couple. In Victorian society, it was politics... that was considered more important than love because it was politics alone that drove the marriage market. The playwright has elevated to high art the form of...
Humors and Satire in "The Importance of Being Earnest"
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...Algernon's flat between Lane and Algernon is highly satirical. Algernon's behavior towards Lane and his distaste for Lane's opinions suggests he is an elitist. Believing that the rich are better that the poor. Algernon shows no compassion for Lane's feelings, stating openly that "I don't know that I am much interested in your family life Lane." (Donohue, Berggren, pp. 90-98). This interaction presents a satirical view of the Victorian class system. Wilde's presentation of the unfair behavior, discrimination and double standards excepted from the upper class represents a criticism of the Victorian society and the unspoken rules of etiquette (Brandt, pp. 476). Wilde... of the of the Supervisor] Humors and ...
The Importance of Being Ernest
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...Algernon also practice the power of naming by creating a second identity apart from their own, which Algernon calls... May 11, Empowered, Traditional Womanly Roles in Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest Women of the nineteenth century may not enjoy the same civil rights and freedoms as women in the next century, but they did have their own influential roles in society. Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is a comedic play about creating and protecting masculine and feminine identities. The power of naming and names is a central theme in identity making where women have particular significance, especially as both Gwendolen and Cecily desire the name Ernest for their husbands. Jack and...
Character Study
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...Algernon to see if how they match. Jack and Gwendolen is an interesting pair. Both are completely meshed into the formalities of the Victorian high society of appearances are all that counts. Jack uses an alias to escape to the city to fulfill some fanciful dallies to protect his place within the society that he jests about on a consistent basis. Gwendolen refuses Jack's marriage proposal because his name is not melodic enough for her fanciful idea of the perfect husband which is bred out of her Victorian protocols. They both have responsibilities to keeping up the pretences of the society in which they live and they take those... is the older brother of Algernon. ...
Oedipus the King and The Importance of Being Earnest
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...Algernon's wordplay, "As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte." (Wilde, 5) A great comic effect is created by an overlapping of high and low registers in Algernon's remark about the science of Life and cucumber sandwiches. Thus, in the first dialog comic atmosphere is energetically and resolutely set. In establishing the play's conformity to comedy conventions this dialog is highly efficient. But is it functional in terms of plot development It does not seem so; it is in fact nearly redundant; the only thing we can anticipate from it is Lady Bracknell's future appearance. Structurally this dialog consists of independent jokes and witticisms... Sur 29 March 2007 Compare the opening scenes ...
Identify the climax of each story. Is there a denouement (resolution)? I grouped these stories under Maniacs and Other Monsters; identify the monster and discuss whether you feel that this is the best category for these stories and why
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...Algernon Blackwood tells the story of O’ Reilly who is also the protagonist of the story. He is mentally disturbed, and on a given day, his psychologist Dr. Henry sends him on an errand. He keeps seeing images which he cannot determine whether they real or unreal. The story climaxes when he meets a beautiful woman who he has a connection with and he decides to her follow her into her house only to find her... The rats in the walls are short thriller written by H. P. Love Craft. The story is about a businessman who inherits Exham Priory, renovates it and moves in with his cats and son. During his stay, he discovers strange happenings in his new home. It is not only him that these strange happenings...
Critical Interpretation of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
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...Algernon spends his time minting neat phrases and eating muffins. He lives on the property left behind... ? Critical Interpretation of The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde’s play ‘The importance of being Earnest ‘is a typical Wildean firework giving a clue as to the light nature of comedy that is presented to the audience. Much of the complications of this splendid comedy arise out of the confusions and misunderstandings caused on account of the fictional identity created for his own convenience under the pseudonym ‘Ernest’ by the hero of the play. By creating sets of balancing and opposing characters Wilde’s sharpens the impression they make in the spectators. They utterly lack earnestness. They...
Comic spirit- romance in comedies
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...Algernon Moncrieff, both wanting to escape from their real dull lives and from the social expectations of the English upper class, thus... Top of Form Comic Spirit – Romance in Comedies William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest While both plays by two famous playwrights and fictional provocateurs, William Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde, may have been centuries apart, both carve up to a fashionable sense of style – romance, humor, satire, and amusingly vulgar double meaning. The Importance of Being Earnest, which was written in the 1890s and considered to be Wilde’s magnum opus, has been flatteringly measured up to Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night. Wilde reworke...
The Immportance of Being Earnest: Victorian Period and Human Nature
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...Algernon notes, “ the very essence of romance is uncertainty. If ever I get married, I’ll certainly try to forget the fact” (Wilde, 111). The statement depicts the notion that marriage is meant for convenient purposes and not as an important institution of value in the society. The different tendencies of the Victorian Society impacted heavily on the behaviour and the nature... Victorian period and Human nature The Victorian period was one of the most interesting times in the history of the United Kingdom and the wellbeing of the human race. There are a number of issues that can be drawn for the period based on the ideals and beliefs of people at that particular time. Wilde, in tried to depict that...
The Importance of Being Earnest
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...Algernon aka... The Importance of Being Earnest Life is most often portrayed in various ways that are easily accessible to all audiences. At present, the television and the news show sides of life that are either obvious or not in most viewers. However, other ways life can be also portrayed in forms that can infuriate or tickle those that choose to see them. These are usually in the forms of prose: of short stories; poetry; plays, and such. There is also the accentuation of some parts of life which are usually seen as serious or boring. Such is the role of satire in the society: as a mirror of things that are often obvious but ignored. Satire is defined as a form of writing or portrayal of any of the...
POD Weekly reading response 1
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...Algernon Blackwood’s “The Empty House” and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado.” Each house in the story is different, however, because Blackwood’s house is possessed by an evil presence, while Poe’s house is possessed with human vengeance. The living pursues the soon-to-be dead in “The Empty House,” while the dead pursues the living in “The Empty House.” The protagonists are both sure of their goals, however appalling the results may be. The house serves as a setting because it is where the action occurs, but it becomes... 19 September The House in Blackwood’s “The Empty House” and Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado A Place of Rage, Fear, and Revelations Not every house can evoke the same fright as...
Intimacy & Interiority
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...Algernon Blackwood. The paper attempts to investigate how and why the untamed Gothic relies... Intimacy and Interiority Order No. 827421 Introduction The Gothic novel has been known to appear in novel form as early as the Middle Ages. GothicLiterature is written mainly with a dark supernatural imagery. The setting itself is a vivid explanation of what the reader can expect by means of story and incidents. Gothic Literature elaborates on description of place and scenario as opposed to formal realism. The Gothic is a sort of inverted romance since its imagery is so descriptive in form. But, more so, the Gothic is a seamless blend between reality and imagination. This blend is what makes the narrative...
Critical Reading and Interpretation
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...Algernon say,“lanes views ion marriage seem somewhat lax. Really, If the lower orders don’t set us good example, what on earth is the use of them?. They seem, as a class, to have absolutely no sense of moral responsibility” [Wilde, 1, 21-22]. Again when he says, “It is perfectly phrased! and quiet as true as any observation in civilized life should be”.[Wilde ,1, 100] and Jack’s... Topic: Comparison of the social and moral themes of Dr.Faustus and The Importance of Being Earnest. Thesis: Both Wilde and Marlowe seemed to have their own way of presenting an individualistic picture of the social and moral values of England The social values and morals differ according to the effect of periods in England,...
Oscar Wilde
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...Algernon... ? The Comedies of Oscar Wilde: Parallels in Victorian Society and Contrasts in Contemporary American Society Introduction The plays of Oscar Wilde, in particular his comedies, including The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan, and An Ideal Husband are funny, engaging and satirical. They show the upper crust of society to be a bunch of lazy, silly, hypocritical fools. However, while they make audiences laugh, they also have serious, underlying messages. These messages mean something in the context of Victorian society. They mean something else in contemporary American society. The main male characters reflected society as viewing the rich as being effeminate dilettantes. In...
Akutagawa, "Kesa and Morito"
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...Algernon and his butler Lane is a discussion between the two... The Importance of Being Earnest: Oscar Wilde Topic: The Importance of Being Earnest: Oscar Wilde Marriage is like a volleyball court. The ball is tossed from one court to another. Marriage is not the “merry -age.” Two individuals live together, often they agree to disagree but carry on under the compulsions of the restrictions imposed by the society. The nature marriage is strange, and each one sees the new horizon. In Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” marriage is of supreme importance and it opens up debates at several fronts and gets the plot moving. The exercise of speculation begins in the relationship of marriage, each...
The Life and Works of O. Henry (American writer William Sydney Porter)
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...Algernon Sidney Porter, a physician, and Mrs. Mary Virginia Swaim. He is celebrated as one of the most important writer of short stories in American literature and his works are renowned for their wit, wordplay, great characterization and intelligent twist endings. Significantly, this prolific American short-story writer is known as “a master of surprise endings, who wrote about the life of ordinary people in New York City. Typical for O... The Life and Works of O. Henry (American William Sydney Porter) One of the most celebrated in American literature, William Sydney Porter (1862 –1910), better known in his pen name O. Henry, was born on September 11, 1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina as the son of...
Eng lit
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...Algernon Moncrieff invent alter egos as a means to escape the rigid confines of their upper class late Victorian lifestyles. As Algernon tells Jack, “You have invented a very useful younger brother called Ernest, in order that you may be able to come up to town as often as you like. I have invented an invaluable permanent invalid called Bunbury, in order that I may be able to go down into the country whenever I choose” (Wilde, Act 1, Scene 1). Trapped within... The Question of Politics in Literature Throughout history, literature has often been considered the activity of the elite as a means of artistic expression and aesthetic reasoning. Rarely has it been considered as a means of expressing...
Wit and Comedy in Literature
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...Algernon Moncrieff, happens to be least earnest as he leads a secret life to have a taste... of the of the Concerned 6 May 2009 Our appreciation of wit and comedy is greatly enhanced if we recognize the extent to which inherited conventions of the genre are being manipulated. Discuss with specific examples from two of the set texts. The very endeavour of approaching a work of literature by correlating it with the conventions of the genre it affiliates to, enhances the basic understanding pertaining to that work, be it the poetry, drama or fiction. Thus a thorough understanding of the genre is immensely useful as it helps a reader to evaluate how a writer has absorbed, manipulated and extended the st...
Ensuring Economic Opportunities for Young Americans
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...Algernon Austin (Director of the race, ethnicity, and the economy program Economic Policy Institute), Matthew Segal (Founder & Co-Chair 80 Million Strong, Dorothy), Dorothy Stoneman (President and founder YouthBuild USA) and D. Mark Wilson (Principal Applied Economic Strategies... Ensuring Economic Opportunities for Young Americans Table of Contents “Ensuring Economic Opportunities for young Americans” 3 Positions of the participants 4 The Republican Views 6 Concluding Remarks 6 References 7 Hyneman C. S. & Gilbert C. E. The American founding experience: political community and republican government. USA: University of Illinois Press, 1994. 7 “Ensuring Economic Opportunities for young Americans” Full Comm...
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...Algernon. However, what catches Lady Bracknell’s eye is not the girl’s own qualities, but the fact that she is heir to a large fortune. The sincerity of Lady Bracknell’s intentions comes into question who attempts judge the compatibility of a relationship – meant to be based... ? English The poem “When I have fears that I may cease to be” has been written by John Keats in a form that is like that of the English sonnet. The rhyme scheme, ABABCDCDEFEFGG follows the quintessential rhyme scheme of the English sonnet – fourteen lines of an alternating rhyme scheme throughout the poem and ending with a couplet. On the other hand, Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem titled “England in 1819” follows the form of the...
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...Algernon by Danielle Keyes 7. The Prince... The Connection between Development of Oral Language and Reading Ability There is a great connection between the developments of oral language and reading ability. When one carries out improving his/her reading ability, this development is congruent and aligned, making both realms within the same plane. I personally believe that there is an essential foundation for the development of reading and writing abilities, particularly on the aspect of how language conveys meaning and its cultural and conventional content, as well as strong oral language capabilities that include vocabulary and concept development, and desire to use speech for a variety of purposes. I...
An Analysis and Interpretation of "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "Dr. Faustus"
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...Algernon “Algy” Moncrieff and Jack Worthing. Both constrained by the rigid conventions of the Victorian upper class, each has developed an alter ego under which they are provided more ‘breathing space.’ Although this deception allows them the freedom they’ve been missing, when they each fall in love with a woman who believes them to be someone else, they find deception is not so desirable after all. Jack falls in love with Gwendolyn Fairfax, Algy’s cousin, and Algy falls in love with Cecily Cardew, Jack’s ward, but neither woman will marry their respective beaux unless... Earnest” and “Dr. Faustus An Analysis and Interpretation Although both “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde and “Dr....
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...Algernon Austin for the Economic... Instructions: Please respond briefly to each question. Do not write this work in a essay form each question should be answered separately Please respond, briefly to the following question. Be certain to: cite the source(s) of your choices, and support your response with information from the videos, texts, online sources and discussions. Besides Marable and West, we have accessed sources that focused on differences in quality of life among Black individuals, as well as, and in Black communities in the USA. All presented what they considered to be dilemmas that resulted from American racism, euro centrism, Jim Crow Laws, etc. Some reflected abject failures by the governm...
The Importance of Being Earnest as a "Comedy of Manners"
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...Algernon asking his servant Lane if he heard him playing the piano in the other room to which Lane quickly explains, "I didn't think it polite to listen, sir" (Wilde 1). The conversation moves to the readiness of cucumber sandwiches for Lady Bracknell and then quickly to the topic of marriage to which Lane admits that though the wine in married households are usually not of first rate, marriage is a relatively pleasantly state. Disclosing his own... Thesis: This paper will show that if indeed The Importance of Being Earnest is a ic example of this genre then such a play, despite its prodigious wit and literary value, could not operate as it was intended in a classless non-hierarchical society. In the s...
Victorian Era Poets
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...Algernon. I'm sorry for that, for your sake. I don't play accurately - any one can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my... Victorian Era The Victorian Era's conception of the sexes was definitely an either-or mentality, where reason and feelings are radically split andapplied. That in today's world, women are recognized as competent in the sphere of work as much as men utilizing the rational faculties when given the opportunities - would not occur to the stereotypical Victorian mindset, at least to those purveyors of the notion that women are not naturally inclined to think abstractly or have artistic abilities. The placement of...
Compare and contrast two plays, Dr. Fausto and The Importance of Being Earnest, which address a specific moral or social theme.
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...Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff... A Comparison of Dr. Faustus and The Importance of Being Earnest A popular form of entertainment in the Middle Ages and into the society of the Victorian enlightenment was the concept of the morality play. As they became more refined with the passage of time, these were generally humorous plays written primarily to entertain the ‘common man’ at the same time that they attempted to instruct him on some element of social life. This is the approach taken in plays such as “The Importance of Being Earnest” written by Oscar Wilde and “Dr. Faustus” created by Christopher Marlowe. Both of these plays contain a great deal of humor, particularly to the society already intimately...
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