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An Ideal Husband

Among the numerous female characters in Oscar Wilde’s play, Mrs. Cheveley and Lady Chiltern are the most important. Mrs. Cheveley emerges as the play’s villain, but she actually serves several key...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2020 7:43 pm UTC

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Fantastic question!Oscar Wilde is a true Greek and a lover of classical literature, art, architecturel and all forms of Greek art. This serves as an argument in favor of An Ideal Husband and,...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2009 12:19 pm UTC

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Two principle expressions of capitalism in An Ideal Husband involve Lord Chiltern and Lady Cheveley. In the first instance, Lord Chiltern confesses to Lord Goring that in his youth he followed the...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2009 2:26 am UTC

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If we go by the writing style of the author, Oscar Wilde, the first point to consider is the irony of the title. Wilde used satire as his preferred medium for comedy. These comedies, which mock the...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2019 11:01 pm UTC

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Oscar Wilde's play An Ideal Husband is full of secrets, and they all muddle the relationships between the characters. A good dose of rumor and gossip doesn't help, either. Let's take a look at some...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2020 6:20 pm UTC

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Marxism is a super wide and broad concept to reduce to one aspects of this particular play. However, if we go with Lenin's tripartite version of Marxism, we see that they are a) critique of...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2010 6:03 am UTC

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Oscar Wilde wrote An Ideal Husband during the decade known as the "Naughty Nineties," the twilight years of England's Victorian era. This period was distinguished by England's growth as...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2008 12:10 am UTC

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Aside from being a dandy, complete with his trendsetting wardrobe, clueless life, and irresponsible nature Lord Arthur, Viscount Goring, has a redeeming quality that makes his defects pale in...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2012 9:20 pm UTC

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In An Ideal Husband, Wilde describes his characters, Lady Basildon and her best friend, Mrs. Marchmont, as ladies "of exquisite fragility." They are the female version of the nineteenth century...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2013 4:21 pm UTC

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Education and class come hand in hand in both plays, Love for Love and in An Ideal Husband. InLove for Love,Marlow is described as "bred educated", intelligent, and well-schooled man who, although...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2013 8:08 pm UTC

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Wilde used his play "An Ideal Husband" to reiterate his belief that no matter who the individual is, all men and women have secrets to hide. Through the action of the play, Wilde infers...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2008 10:53 pm UTC

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Wealth and social class are separate, though clearly related, issues in An Ideal Husband. Sir Robert Chiltern is dazzled by both, though it was the former that led him into the thrall of Baron...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2019 8:02 am UTC

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To determine character motivation, analyze each character's goals and conflicts. Ask: What is it that each character wants? The ask: What is it that prevents each character from attaining that...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2009 6:59 am UTC

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An Ideal Husband

The interesting irony of the plays An Ideal Husband, by Oscar Wilde, and Love for Love, by William Congreve is that they both do not necessarily criticize the values, but actually mock them as...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2013 6:14 pm UTC

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An Ideal Husband is full of examples of the clash between traditional moral ideas of purity and integrity on one hand and shrewd deception and politicking on the other. Sir Robert is built up as a...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019 11:52 pm UTC

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In his play An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde portrays his contemporary England. It is possible to discern the author’s attitude to his society from the title of the play. We observe a seemingly ideal...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2019 4:11 pm UTC

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It is not easy to dig into a unified whole and find the parts that comprise it, especially to compare that to another whole and especially when both are created by a master. But this type of...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2016 10:42 pm UTC

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An Ideal Husband

In Wilde's An Ideal Husband, love is defined by Victorian ideals. A man should be intelligent, moral, loyal, honest, and a good provider. The ideal woman, however, was one who finds a man to marry...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2013 3:54 pm UTC

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The two characters to be compared are Viscount Alfred, Lord Goring from An Ideal Husband and Valentine Legend from Love for Love. Although Love for Love is an example of Restoration comedy, An...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2013 1:19 am UTC

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There are a number of arguments in both works by Wilde that have been socialized into public consciousness today. In An Ideal Husband, Wilde bravely makes the inequality between men and women in...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2018 9:40 pm UTC

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At first glance, Lady Windermere’s Fan and An Ideal Husband appear rather similar. They are both set in a familiar Wildean milieu, in the Mayfair mansions of brilliant aristocrats who make sparking...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2019 1:07 am UTC

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