An absolute rebel born in Ireland. An excellent intelectual brain gifted with a sharp tongue. Hard not to laught at his witty sense of humour and wonder about his ideas. Meet Mr. Wilde and his world.

středa 1. února 2012

Meet The Importance of Being Earnest

For my last ever assignment, at least for my high school life, I have chosen one of my favourite authors' play - The Importance of Being Earnest ,written by well-know Oscar Wilde.

This play was written in 1895 and belongs to the one of Wilde's most famous and successful  plays. Generally, the entire plot is taking place in Victorian London ( 1837-1901), and as it is typical and classical for Wilde's work - it is entirely composed of a wide variety of gentle parody, sarcasm and sharp irony of all sorts. Nevertheless, this time Wilde ridicules the social conventions, in particular. 

On the whole, Wilde may be characterized as a complete anarchist, who steps up and emphasizes all of the silly and  ridiculous aspects of his time society and human traits with no exception. Moreover, all for which Wilde criticized people has not changed  much or in a better case improved since that time. Unfortunately, it seems that we are doomed to endlessly repeat  mistakes and wrongdoings of our ancestors.

Here, few of Wilde's quotes from this particular play. Just so you have some idea what I mean.

·         "Oh! it is absurd to have a hard and fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn't. More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn't read"

·         "The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossibility!"

·         "I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence in Grosvenor Square."

2 komentáře:

  1. Patíííííí! Your blog is amazing! The colours you choose are magnificicent! Black=best! By the way picture of O.Wilde, quite depressing :D

  2. This is a great start, and I agree with Barča -- the design is impeccable.