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Literary Analysis of The Importance of Being Earnest No man is an island This means that no man is alone Of all of the men on the planet they all have somebody It may not be obvious to them but they are not alone This relates to The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde in a light tone Jack has no idea who either of his parents are Lady Bracknell tells Jack To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune To lose both looks like carelessnessAct 1 When he finds out that the handbag he was in as an infant belongs to Miss Prism he embraces her and calls her Mother Jack has been lonely without the knowledge of his parents and when he gets a hint of what might be a reality he lights up like a Christmas tree without acknowledging that it might turn out to be false This also holds true for Jack and Algernon Algernon is alone and Jack asks for his help pretending to be his brother Jack and Algernon both are helping each other during the time they are posing as brothers They have each others company so that they arent alone Another good example of the saying No man is an island is the love between Jacks younger wicked brother Algernon and Cecily It is not love at first sight but rather she had fallen in love with him months prior to the day Wilde has meant for us to interpret this as Algernon even if everybody in his life leaves him he will have Cecilys love for him in both of his or her hearts Even if Algernon never knew that Cecily is in love with him Algernon will never be alone With his feelings toward Cecily known as said by Algernon Cecily is the sweetest dearest prettiest girl in the whole worldAct 3 The final few pages of the book also
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