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Marxist Criticism on The Importance of Being EarnestExcuse me Geoffrey could you get me some more water Imterribly thirsty and the weather out here isnt doing any good for mycomplexion declares the man as he sighs in exhaustionRight away sir anything else proclaims the servantNo that will be all says the man as he waves off the servantSo is this the scene of yesteryears society or one of todayswell in actuality it can be either In todays world the rich still relyon butlers and maids It seems to be a practice that will always exist inthis world but the question largely is not on their jobs but if they aredeemed of a different class and sadly to say yes In todays world itseems that class is still a huge part of the world order and moreover itseems that there will always be the rich and poor the owner and the worker This is even demonstrated by the literature of our time and that of othereras such as the play The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar WildeIn this play Wilde displays the class structure with a different andinteresting twist He makes a reflection on the society with his own senseof humor but however it still leaves a very good opportunity to make aMarxist critique about the way the class structure influences the play Heleaves room for these critiques when he writes about the servants thenobles and the middle class His view on society and class is veryevident on the way the servants are portrayedI dont know that I am much interested in your family lifeNo sir its not a very interesting subject I never think of itIn this passage from the play it is very clear that Wilde likes togive his characters some life but however it seemed that he was giving theservants a bit too much but nevertheless it does establish very well theposition of those servants In the society Wilde is presenting it
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