Sunday, 30 April 2017

Discuss ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ as a Social Satire.


A satire is a literary form  that blends ironic humour and wit with criticism for the purpose of ridiculing follies, vices, foibles, stupidity etc. in individuals and institutions. ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ gives us a satirical picture of the English upper class of the time although there is a couple of satirical portraits of persons belonging to certain different orders of society namely those of a clergyman and governess.

Discuss ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ as a Social Satire.