Can someone help me out? i need examples. Im using this play for a research paper and im going to use satirizing of high society as my thesis. Can someone give me examples (without writing out a thesis) of how i could work this topic into a thesis statement.

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What you need to go for is the fact that this play is a Comedy of Manners. Therefore, it is implied that the mannerisms and snobbery, hypocrisy and petulance of the high class Victorians will be exposed, and satirized, but it will still be done with "good manners" that is,...

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What you need to go for is the fact that this play is a Comedy of Manners. Therefore, it is implied that the mannerisms and snobbery, hypocrisy and petulance of the high class Victorians will be exposed, and satirized, but it will still be done with "good manners" that is, using sarcasm, wit, and kind of hiding the insults under nice phrases.

You can then use this to create a funny title that summarizes your topic such as: The Importance of Being Fashionable; or the importance of high manners in an earnest-less society.

There have been thesis already written on this, so go to the Victorianweb site to checkout some of them.

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