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Importance of Being Earnest (PU)

1. It is said that Oscar Wilde "Plays are apparently light hearted, but they contain strong elements of
serious feeling in their attack on a society whose code is intolerant, but whose intolerance is
hypocritical." Discuss. 2003
2. Importance of Being Earnest as a Comedy of Mere Merriment
3. In the play The Importance of Being Earnest money is key to survival in the upper reaches of
English society, how far would you agree? 2004
4. The play The Importance of Being Earnest has its philosophy "that we should treat all the trivial
things of life seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studies triviality".
Discuss. 2005
5. Discuss the significance of language in Oscar Wilde's play 'The Importance of Being Earnest'.
2006
6. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde "is a trivial comedy for serious people". How
far do you think the statement is applicable? 2007
7. How does Oscar Wilde portray food as both a weapon and means of demonstrating one's power?
Discuss three examples from the play to demonstrate how he uses food. 2008
8. Use examples drawn from the play Importance of Being Earnest to show how Algeron uses
aesthetic principles to transform his life into a work of art. 2009
9. What is the role of women in The Importance of Being Earnest. How are mothers represented?
What about single/independent women? 2010
10. Using three examples drawn from the play, show how Algernon uses Wilde's aesthetic principles
to transform his life into a work of art. 2011
11. Describe the role of Miss Prism in Oscar Wilde's play 'The Importance of Being Earnest'. 2012
12. Bring out some of the satirical elements in Oscar Wilde's play 'The Importance of Being Earnest'.
2012
13. 'The Importance of Being Earnest' is a critique of the society. Explain how? 2013
14. Is Cecily a more realistic character that Gwendolen? Why or why not? Discuss your answer in the
light of Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest. 2014
15. Who is your favorite character in Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Ernest? Justify
your answer. 2015
16. Explore Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Ernest as a comedy? 2016
17. Discuss the significance of the title of Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Ernest. 2017