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The play An Ideal Husband was written by Oscar Wilde in 1895 He grew up in Dublin Ireland An Ideal Husband is a political comedy about an evil scheming woman Mrs Chevely trying to blackmail an upright English gentleman Sir Robert Chiltern with an act of folly he once did in his youth The two main characters are Mrs Chevely and Robert Chiltern Mrs Chevely being the central character that the whole play is about She is a scheming evil woman with only one thing on her mind money Everything she does is deceiving and infamous She says she has loved but that is not believed Robert Chiltern is as honourable as can be with a beautiful unstained wife He is greatly liked by everyone and thought very highly of Lord Goring who undoubtedly has the most lines in the play also plays a large part He contributes largely to the humour he being Mrs Chevelys love interest but himself is in love with Mabel Chiltern Everyone likes him and he is always there to help someone if help is needed but he tries to be rather stupid or make himself seem not too bright His father disapproves of this greatly Mrs Chevely at first is on the tip of everyones lips such a beautiful confident looking woman she creates an atmosphere as soon as she enters a room This atmosphere stays throughout At first everyone seems to like her and is interested in her but at the end of Scene 1 she has already shown her real self The rest of the characters stay more or less the same throughout the play Throughout the play Mrs Chevely is creating conflicts between herself and other people or just creating problems for other people Robert and Gertrude Chiltern have one large conflict where they both think their marriage is at an end There is also a conflict between Lord Goring and his
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