In contrast, the butler observes that the champagne in a bachelor establishment is of a higher quality and that is the reason why servants tend to over drink.
This makes Algernon to wonder if marriage has become so demoralizing to a point where people lack a sense of taste.
Discuss three examples from the play to demonstrate how Wilde uses food.
Please confirm by e-mail the precise wording of your topic. Describe how this play mayor may not fit the criteria associated with the genre of the lampoon.
Define the term "lampoon" and apply this definition to the play: what is Wilde lampooning? What are his techniques, and do these produce appropriate attitudes in the audience?
Please confirm by e-mail the precise wording of your topic. Define the term "fantasy," then demonstrate how Wilde treats ONE of the following fantastically (as opposed to realistically): Victorian society's class structure, food and the Victorian conventions surrounding it, the resolution of the plot.
Please confirm by e-mail the precise wording of your topic. Using appropriate quotations and paraphrases from at least one major scene in the play, show how Wilde treats humorously serious issues and conflicts that existed within Victorian society.
You might wish to demonstrate how the play deals with one of the following matters: marriage and courtship, sexual double standards, the class structure, money and property, and attitudes towards illness and death. Explain how this title sheds additional light on the key issues of self-awareness, self-knowledge, and being "earnest" versus being "constant." Consider the implications of the French title for all the major characters. Parenthetical citation rather than foot- or end-notes will be considered acceptable; for a play longer than a single act, please provide act number in roman numerals followed by page number in arabic numerals. Double space all text; if you are doing your essay by hand, you may single space quotations of forty words or longer, but integrate shorter quotations; for example: Lady Bracknell is unrealistically, almost contemptuously honest when she reveals her ignorance of the German language.
Of course, it is important to try and ensure that your work is as unique as possible; however, you do not want to choose a topic that is so obscure that it detracts from the quality of your work.
In order to give you some ideas to think about, the following provides a list of unusual topics that you might wish to use when writing about The Importance of Being Earnest.