The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

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  • The Importance of Being Earnest eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to explain how Wilde uses satire to critique Victorian society; identify the main arguments the play makes about romantic love; understand why Jack and Algernon felt it necessary to adopt dual identities; identify where and how gender identities are...

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  • The Importance of Being Earnest eNotes Teaching Guide

    So you’re going to teach Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, a classic drama that has been a mainstay in English classes for generations. Whether it’s the first or hundredth time you escort students through the text, we've provided some teaching tips to help ensure that the experience is rewarding...

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  • The Importance of Being Earnest Themes Lesson Plan

    Theme Revealed Through Character Foils: This lesson plan focuses on Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew as character foils. Students will define "character foils" and identify similarities and differences between Gwendolen and Cecily, considering each character’s attitude towards courtship, marriage, and gender roles. Students will also determine what each woman’s response...

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