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Lady Windermere's Fan

The key theme of superficiality in Lady Windermere's Fan is illustrated by a cluster of subtopics that include keeping up appearances, keeping up with the social expectations of class, and the...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2018 9:35 pm UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan was Oscar Wilde's fourth play but his first dramatic success. His first three plays had been melodramatic tragedies, so the light social comedy was a major departure for him....

Latest answer posted November 12, 2020 10:48 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

The use and portrayal of the fan in Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan is as varied as it is significant. A fancy communication tool mostly used in this specific time period, a lady's fan conveyed...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2012 1:32 pm UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere and Lord Darlington are aristocratic friends. In the beginning of the play, their friendship is bound by puritanical values and Victorian codes of conduct. Lady Windermere is the...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2011 2:09 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

I think that life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it. Lord Darlington plays the role of a casanova or a Victorian dandy who later transforms into a sentimentalized...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2012 8:40 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

Oscar Wilde is not a moralist. As an aesthete and as an artist, his goal is not to create good or bad characters, but to develop a character with qualities to which the average reader can relate....

Latest answer posted July 19, 2012 2:11 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

The protagonist of Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde is Lady Margaret Windermere. She is the daughter of a man whose wife left him for another man, but she believes that her mother died when she...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2018 1:41 pm UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan is a comedy of manners in four acts. It is Oscar Wilde's first play and it was performed for the first time in 1892. The genre of comedy of manners is a product...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2012 12:12 pm UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

Oscar Wilde's 1895 play Lady Windermere's Fan is one of the four society plays which brought Wilde to the zenith of triumph in the mid 1890's, only to be overshadowed by the scandalous three trials...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2011 4:15 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

Lord Windermere is a charismatic, popular, wealthy aristocrat. He conforms to Victorian ideals of masculinity in his social interactions with both men and women. Lord Windermere demonstrates a...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2011 2:21 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

In Lady Windermere fan, marriage is perceived from more than one perspective. Lady Windermere and Lord Windermere are a young, aristocratic and rich couple who presumably married for love and not...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2011 2:20 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

In the beginning of the play, she had remarked about life: It is a sacrament. Its ideal is Love. Its purification is Sacrifice. The irony of the play starts here, as it is Mrs. Erlynne who lives...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2012 9:24 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

The main purpose of the final scene in Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde is to resolve the areas of conflict and suspense in the plot. In many ways the plot closure is accomplished in the...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2012 6:41 pm UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

As is true of most of his plays, Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde is in many ways a drawing-room comedy, involving witty dialogue among members of the British aristocracy, replete with dandies...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2015 10:37 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

Enotes users are only allowed one question at a time, so I edited your question to the gist of it, and will answer the most important one which is about the theme of Lady Windermere's fan. The play...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2011 4:12 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

In the play Lady Windermere's Fan, by Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere is a young, aristocratic, and devout wife who is married to a very well-respected man. Her marriage has been successful and she...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2011 3:51 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

A comedy of errors presents very hilarious, weird, trivial, and mocking (satirical) instances among its main characters, but at the same time touches on serious matters that have to do with double...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2010 5:49 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

Melodrama is a genre developed in the 1800s, with the purpose of entertaining audiences through the presentation of situations that concur with the following characteristics: A mystery or problem...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2012 4:17 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

Conflict and confrontation are a part of human life. We can rarely avoid them, but we can learn over time how to best respond to them...and not to respond to them. Oscar Wilde's play Lady...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2020 1:09 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

Oscar Wilde was the pet of the fashionable London set through his journey towards fame and at the height of his career. As a result, he would take the traits that he most commonly saw among his...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2012 4:04 pm UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

In the high society of Lady Windermere's Fan, wherein we find Lord and Lady Windermere, appearances are everything. Having been mistakenly exposed for having an affair, Lord Windermere must find a...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2013 5:58 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

This is a great question because there are, indeed, plenty of similarities between the two plays. Both plays deal with the typical themes of the traditional comedy of manners: a preoccupation for...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2018 8:50 pm UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

On the surface, the nature of conflict in the play Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde is between Lady Windermere and her husband. Lord Windermere loves his wife and knows a secret about her. She...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2020 10:54 pm UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

There are events that stand out on the first act of Lady Windermere's Fan. The first is when Lady Windermere's butler asks her if she will be available for visits and informs her that Lord...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2011 2:42 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

The gentlemen that are portrayed in Lady Windermere's Fan include: Lord Darlington- A dandy who is in love with Lady Windermere. He is representative of the Victorian era in that, he is part of the...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2011 10:49 pm UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Berwick is a "staple" character of Oscar Wilde's plays. In his plays, he always includes a snobby aristocrat, a dandy, a silly girl, and an artist of some form. Lady Berwick takes the role of...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2010 5:40 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

Oscar Wilde's first play, Lady Windermere's fan: A play about a good woman was first staged in London's St. James's theatre in the year 1892. It was published in 1893, and it would be 1 out of 4...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2011 1:55 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

In Lady Windermere's Fan, love is self-sacrificing above all. Mrs. Erlynne is the most loving character in the play, giving up the chance to be in her daughter's life by keeping their true...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2020 12:43 pm UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

The Duchess of Berwick represents one of those women in the Victorian era British society who thrives on gossip and is a hypocrite. She plays an important role in the play, as she is the one to...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2012 6:23 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

In these stage directions, L = Left. R = Right. C = Center. Taken together, they should give you a sense of where characters enter and exit, and where they are on the stage in relation to one...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2007 9:55 am UTC

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Lady Windermere's Fan

First, one should note that Oscar Wilde was primarily a comic playwright rather than a writer focused on social justice themes. He was less concerned with sending people a message than with...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2019 12:20 am UTC

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