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In the play The Importance of Being Earnest by Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 expresses a comic vision of the human condition by deliberately distorting reality and having most of the characters behave as if that vision were all but universal Although written in 1894 the play was no performed until six months later at St James Theatre in London on February 14th 1895 and became Wildess most popular playDo we always show our true selves to everyone we meet or do we usually only show the sides that we want to show Is distorting reality a universal behaviorIs it really possible for everyone to live their lives without lies and deceitThe author of the critical article about which I will be discussing is David Parker and the story discussed by Parker is The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar WildeThe story is a great comedy in which the main characters maintain fictitious identities in order to escape their everyday lives and their social obligationsJack Worthing the guardian of Cecily Cardew made up a fake brother named Ernest who he visits in the city whenever he pleasesIn the city he has a best friendAlgernon Moncrieff who not only happens to be cousins with Gwendolen Fairfax the women with whom Jack is in love but also has made up a best friend who lives in the country named Bunbury in order to go to the country when he pleases The story has many twists and turns and its humor keeps the reader on their feet I found Jack Miss Prism and Algernon the most interesting characters in the play so I will be discussing them and how lies deceit and double identities connect to them In The Importance of Being Earnest Jack makes up a fake brother in order to be able to go to the city as he pleases and to take a break and escape from all of the responsibilities and the
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