What Did Oscar Wilde Imply Of The Victorian Era In The Play The Importance Of Being Earnest?


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There is some mockery of Victorian conventions, for instance the acceptance that marriage is about money and getting "into society" rather than love; the obsession with appearances, which leads to hypocrisy (eg Lady Bracknell's remark "He has nothing, but looks everything");  and also ideas about background, family etc. You could find some more ideas in sparknotes especially the section on themes, motifs etc.

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