Ulas Demirtas 17/12/2002 961447 "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde The play takes place around the high society of Istanbul, the plot and the characters of the play are chosen from the real life and the names are changed for secrecy and to protect privacy. First of all, I want to introduce the characters of the play, who have similar relations and lives compared to the characters of the play "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde. The main character of the play is Hülya Kosar, a famous singer and actress living in Istanbul with her dear family in wealth. Hülya is a self-conscious woman who doesn't belong to the society that she lives in. She has a dependent husband Kaya Kosar whom she loves and respects for; he is the protector of his wife's fame and nobility in the Istanbul high society. Kaya is a hardworking, successful and a wealthy businessman working for the prospect of his family. As being suitable mates both are admired by the other people around them. Kadir Inandirir is the secret admirer and lover of Hülya Kosar who is the owner and the manager of a big GSM operating company. He is known in the society as a talent and handsome seducer, who sends sms messages to the engaged and married women. Lastly, an important character who creates a big conflict in the play, an unknown woman, the secret mother and a charming woman admired by the man who is the
Comparison Essay Between 'The Importance of Being Earnest' by Oscar Wilde and 'Pack of Lies' written by Hugh Whitmore
The reason why I am comparing the plays, 'The Importance of Being Earnest' and 'Pack of Lies',' is because they have a connecting theme that is 'Not Who They Seem.' 'The Importance of Being Earnest' was written as a play by Oscar Wilde in 1894, during the summer and reign of Queen Victoria. The play was performed in 1895. It is a classic comedy of manners and is regarded by many critics and scholars as being the wittiest play in the English language. It is set in England in 1890s, in the city of London (Act I) and Hertfordshire, a rural county not far from London (Acts II and III) Its primary source of humour is based upon the main character Jack's fictitious younger brother Ernest. The play focuses on Jack and Algernon, two young men in love with girls both determined to marry someone named Ernest. Jack and Algernon both create personas to be free. These other lives allow them to neglect their duties, in Algernon's case, or to leave their duties and pursue pleasure, in Jack's case. Gwendolen and Cecily reveal their true selves, especially in the tea scene. Oscar Wilde set his play during the Victorian era that he lived in, the late 19th Century. 'Pack of Lies,' was written by Hugh Whitmore in 1983 and performed in the same year. It is set in a London suburb in the early sixties, 1961, and is based on true events. The play opens as the Jackson family greets their good
A Gentleman or Lady In The Victorian Era and in Oscar Wilde's, Importance of Being Earnest, it was stressed to be a gentleman and a lady. Everything you said, did, or wore was part as you defining yourself as a lady or gentleman. These standards also set guidelines on how you approached love. The connection between being a gentleman or lady and love were very strong during this era. In the Importance of Being Earnest, the main characters are good examples of ladies, gentlemen, and love. In some cases the characters defy the definition of a true lady or gentleman, but exemplify the world with all its faults and cares. A gentleman had many definitions or requirements. "He is one who never inflicts pain. He is mainly occupied in merely removing obstacles which hinder the free and unembarrassed action of those about him: and he concourse wit their movements rather that make them himself. His great concern is to make everyone at ease in their home. He is patient, forbearing, Christian, and resigned. He submits to pain because it is inevitable. He is religious, intelligent, and caring (Henry, 1847, p.1898-1899). All of the men in The Importance of Being Earnest, had gentleman like qualities, but we as reads are not quite sure if they are true gentlemen. For example, Algernon was educated, handsome and new of the best things in life. Jack calm and not boastful like his brother,
Trevor Kinblom AP English The Picture of Dorian Gray Essay Relevance a novel has to today's society does not hinge on the year that the book was written, but if the novel's topic is still pertinent to the problems society faces. This is the case for Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. Even though Dorian Gray was first published in, 1891 over a hundred years ago several of the evils of society Wilde explores in Dorian Gray still exist today. Two of society's downfalls that Wilde brings to light in Dorian Gray are the topic of homosexuality and the veneration of youth and beauty. Wilde was a homosexual himself when he wrote this book; and being a homosexual at the time was outlawed. Wilde used the topic of homosexuality in Dorian Gray to show Victorian society that homosexuality was more wide spread than people would admit and that homosexuals are people too. The topic on homosexuality is still relevant today because lawmakers are constantly debating on how homosexual rights and liberties. Wilde's view on the veneration of youth and beauty also holds true today, there are always people buying products that are marketed as 'beautifying creams' and 'wrinkle removers', people also will have plastic surgery performed to remove deformities or the toll aging has taken on their body. Those are just two ways out of several that people today use to help prevent
The Importance of being Ernest in the eyes of an old a love struck vicar, Reverend Canon Chasuble. For a man of my age it was all rather energetic and I am only now starting to get my head around it all. Whether his holiness will look upon the events of the past few weeks as good and proper time will only tell, but now I now I have a busy few weeks ahead of me, crammed with a christening and two weddings, Oh gosh the excitement of it all! The pieces of this mad jigsaw are only now slipping into place. It all started to me with a short afternoon stroll to the residence of one Jack Worthing. I should disclose now in the safety of my diary I knew full well that he was visiting a rather troublesome and most unreligious brother in the City of London. The real reason for my visit I am embarrassed to admit at my age was my rapidly increasing admiration, and dare I say it even slight feelings of love, for the most splendid woman I have found in Miss Prism. I dare say that I feel that her feelings for me are not indifferent as well. My heart breaks out in a flutter at the thought of her. Anyway I must stop digressing and spotlight the actions of the last few days at the country residence of one Mr Jack Worthing. Little did I know that Mr Jack Worthing had no brother at all, In fact he used the excuse of his fictitious brother to escape the beauty of gods country for the squalor of
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde This book is about an incredibly handsome young man named Dorian Gray. He was favoured by everyone and was also rich from an inheritance that he received. He was all-too-trusting and mingled with bad companions, namely Sir Henry Wotton. In the beginning, Basil Hallward, an artist paints a portrait of Dorian Gray. Through Sir Henry's influence, his attitude towards life changed when he saw his own portrait. He wanted to stay young forever, and as unchanging as the wonderful portrait that was painted of him. Later on, in a reckless moment, he did many sinful deeds. Mysteriously and supernaturally, the portrait changes from a handsome man to a man with a horrible face. The many years of sin had become etched on the picture. The story takes place in Basil Hallward's London studio. His studio was filled with the smell of roses. The breeze during summer moved the trees which made hissing sounds in his garden. The room had the smell of mainly lilacs. Basil, as a painter, liked to surround himself with beautiful things. The story takes place in the 19th century in London. Dorian Gray is the most important character in the book. Throughout the story, readers can see the transformation of his life, from a nice, charming man, to a vicious monster. He was handsome, with blue eyes and gold coloured hair. The book described him as having "an
Examine the Portrayal of the Outsider in Three Short Stories - 'The Son's Veto' by Thomas Hardy (Sophy) 'The Basement Room' by Graham Greene (Philip).
David Humphries Examine the Portrayal of the Outsider in Three Short Stories 'The Son's Veto' by Thomas Hardy (Sophy) 'The Basement Room' by Graham Greene (Philip) 'Uncle Ernest' by Alan Sillitoe (Ernest) In each of the three stories, 'The Son's Veto' by Thomas Hardy, 'The Basement Room' by Graham Green and 'Uncle Ernest' by Alan Silitoe, the respective writer conveys a sense of isolation regarding the central character. There are numerous similarities between the characters based on their common plight, but each story differs in the portrayal of these characters. The writer's effectively present the characters using a varying range of literary styles. In 'The Son's Veto' the disabled Sophy is denied happiness from not fitting in to a higher social class. Graham Green in 'The Basement Room' employs a surreal situation to demonstrate the vulnerability and naiveity of youth. 'Uncle Ernest' is a story, which adopts a dreary approach to Ernest's life. The opening descriptions of the three characters are very effective and induce stereotypical views. This applies to Ernest especially in 'Uncle Ernest' as we first hear of him wearing a "dirty raincoat" and looking as though he "hadn't washed for a month". These observations imply that Ernest is homeless and the use of "dirty" further emphasize the fact that something is wrong in his life. Sophy also stands out from
Explore Oscar Wildes presentation of his character Jack from his play The Importance of Being Earnest; showing how this character develops over the course of the action and the message he gives to the audience.
Explore Oscar Wilde's presentation of his character Jack from his play 'The Importance of Being Earnest'; showing how this character develops over the course of the action and the message he gives to the audience. Stubborn, irresponsible and shallow: three words to describe the character Jack, from 'The Importance of Being Earnest'. In Oscar Wilde's light-hearted play, Jack is a wealthy young man, who is a main character involved in the complex plot(s). Throughout the play, Wilde slowly reveals different things about Jack so the audience feel like they are getting to know him better. The playwright obviously has strong views about people from the Edwardian era (setting of 'The Importance of Being Earnest'), and his characters are his way of communicating these opinions. Jack is a noticeable character and has very individual traits, which adds to the atmosphere of the play and makes it more humorous. By giving each character a distinctive personality, it helps the audience distinguish between the many plots because the more extreme a character is, the more likely it is that you remember them. He appears to have no understanding of responsibility as at the beginning of the play he says 'Oh, pleasure, pleasure! What else should bring one anywhere?', when Algernon asks why he has come to the town. This shows he is irresponsible because it shows he just wants to have fun and
Re-read from page 290, line 691 ‘GWENDOLEN: You have filled my tea…’ to page 291, line 745 ‘GWENDOLEN: You will call me sister, will you not?’ How does Wilde create comedy in this scene? The Importance of Being Earnest is considered by many to be a comedy of manners, focusing on the love lives of aristocratic young people, and relying on the use of verbal wit, stock characters and humour over developing a deep plot and sense of character. In this scene, Gwendolen and Cecily have just gotten into a fight over their alleged fiancés mistaken identity. Through his use of hyperbolic language, dramatic stage directions, character role and theme, Wilde creates a comic scene. Wilde use dramatic stage directions to create humour in this scene. For example: “CECILY: (very sweetly)” and “GWENDOLEN: (slowly and seriously)”. Given the context of the scene, these stage directions reverse the audience’s expectations to offer a surprising, yet humorous twist on what would otherwise happen. As Cecily replies “sweetly” to Gwendolen, there seems to be an immediate and unexpected juxtaposition with her behaviour from moments before, when they are verbally sparring each other over their relationships to ‘Ernest’. This sudden change in tone and attitude allows for the dramatic irony of Jack and Algernon not knowing about them fighting earlier, as they adopt a façade
Explore Whether Oscar Wildes Story Tales Can Be Considered As Fairytales. There are many ingredients that define fairytales as fairytales. These ingredients are usually about the character or then the setting of the play. The three most important things that define a fairytale as fairytale are a wish, a challenge, and a hero. These are seen in many fairytales today. In the early 1800's Grimm's tales were introduced. Grimm's tales, such as Ashputtle and Snow Drop, are considered to be extremely violent. Ashputtle and Snow drop are the now commonly known tales Cinderella and Snow White. Though the stories have completely different names they have very similar story lines. Take Ashputtle, the tale is now known as Cinderella but the tale is pretty much the same. However in Cinderella we aren't told the violence we are told in Ashputtle. For example in Ashputtle the ugly sisters chop off their toes to fit their feet into the shoe that is brought by the young prince. This sort of violence can also be seen in Snow drop where the queen is eating the lung and liver of the bear and she thinks it is the heart and liver of Snow drop. [Because of this Grimm's tales cannot be classified as fairytales because they are not soft and emotional as most fairytales nowadays are. This clearly could bring fright to the children's minds and therefore Grimm's tales cannot be considered as