Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

playwright, poet, novelist and critic born in Ireland, famous for his wit.

Oscar Wilde is most acclaimed for his comic theatrical masterpieces, particularly The Importance of Being Earnest and Lady Windermere's Fan which feature entertaining plots and witty dialogue. He was also a novelist, poet and critic and a proponent of the aesthetic movement which promoted the idea of 'art for art's sake'. Wilde was at the centre of a legal issue involving homosexuality and was imprisoned for two years.


The Importance of being Earnest - Characters -- The Importance of Being Earnest is encompassed in the keeping up of social morals at all costs

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Conflicts in The Importance of Being Earnest -- How the resolution of conflicts of the play has social significance.

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Libertinism in The Picture of Dorian Gray and Laclos' Dangerous Liaisons -- An investigation into the changing role of the individual in society in Wilde's novel and de Laclos' Les liaisons dangereuses.

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Wilde's View On Society -- A GCSE/AS level essay, looking at the use of language throughout the play in connection to his views on society.

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The Importance of Being Earnest as a Social Satire -- A brief look at Wilde's humourous critique of Victorian society.

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