The Importance of Being Earnest

Earnest Links:

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Links:

"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."
~Lady Bracknell


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Unit Plans:
  • Read the handout on the play: gives biographical information, defines vocabulary, and more.
  • Choose parts and read the play. It's fun. Pay attention to the social satire. What is Wilde satirizing?
  • Complete the mini research project. The directions for this assignment are on the handout. Learn about Victorian times. Check the calendar for due date.