Victorian Era and the Importance of Being Earnest
What is the time period for the Victorian Era?
Who ruled during the Victorian Era?
What happened to Queen Victoria’s husband?
Her husband (Albert) died, and she mourned him for the rest of her life
How was the economy during the Victorian Era?
What were women now allowed to do?
What did the law that Parliament pass change?
It shortened the workday for women and children
Is a mixture of morality and hypocrisy
What was the category of literature?
Verbal or written communication of emotion or sexual feelings was not acceptable; language of flowers/ food
Caricatures of social types
Who wrote the Importance of Being Earnest?
How did Oscar Wilde dress?
Who did Oscar Wilde have a romantic relationship with?
Lord Alfred Douglas
What was Oscar Wilde charged with?
What are four things focused on in the Importance of Being Earnest?
Satire, Irony, Farce, Wit
A light humorous play in which the plot depends upon a skillful exploited situation, no development of character
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What is the full title of the Importance of Being Earnest?
The Importance of Being Earnest a Trivial Comedy for Serious People