A Study of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest

Authors

  • Anum Mirza PhD Research Scholar Department of English Lovely Professional University Punjab, India

Abstract

Oscar Fingal O' Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish poet and a playwright, born in Dublin on October 16, 1854. The Importance of Being Earnest is undoubtedly his best play and is universally considered as his masterpiece. This play of Wilde is a comedy with a contrived plot having lots of funny situations and humorous witty dialogues. More than hundred years have passed, but even now this play of Wilde is giving joy and mirth to thousands of readers and viewers, all over the world. It is an entertaining play but the story has suspense too.

The overall purpose of the study is twofold. Firstly, our aim would be to give a close reading to Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. After which, we would like to understand the form of writing of Oscar Wilde by focusing on the various techniques he used. Also the paper is an effort to look at the diverse views of critics concerning this important work of Oscar Wilde.

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Published

2018-08-28