Bloom's How to Write About Oscar Wilde by Amy S. Watkin

By Amy S. Watkin

As a poet, novelist, and brief tale author, Oscar Wilde engages and fascinates his readers along with his skill to use appropriate contraries. His vital works, together with "The value of Being Earnest", "The photograph of Dorian Gray", "Lady Windermere's Fan", and "Salome", are mentioned during this quantity, delivering readers numerous methods of exploring and discussing Wilde's frequently boisterously comedian writings. Writers will locate beneficial suggestion for composing potent essays approximately this witty Irishman.

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You can find a complete list of sample entries in the MLA Handbook or from a reputable online summary of MLA style. Works Cited Holcomb, Briavel. 4 (Winter 1993): 11–15. Academic Search Premier. 23 Apr 2006. ” Clash of Cultures. 2005. Ohio State University History Department. 23 Apr. 2006. Parker, Oliver, dir. The Importance of Being Earnest. Miramax, 2002. Richardson, Angelique. ” Victorian Studies 42:2 (Winter 1999–2000): 227–55. Wilde, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest. The Norton Anthology: English Literature.

The paragraph ends with the thesis. This effective introduction also includes the title of the text and full name of the author. The paragraph below provides another example of an opening strategy. It begins by introducing the author and the text it will analyze, and then it moves on by briefly introducing relevant details of the story in order to set up its thesis. Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest centers on Gwendolen and Cecily, two female characters doing their best to marry men named Ernest.

I am never deceived in such matters. My first impressions of people are invariably right” (2,209). Wilde also uses the characters of Cecily and Miss Prism to satirize the educational pursuits of women. He depicts Cecily as an extremely inattentive, rather shallow pupil. When Miss Prism suggests that she return to her studies, Cecily replies, “But I don’t like German. It isn’t at all a becoming language. ” She absurdly identifies her education as something that hinders her feminine attractiveness, a quality deemed important during this era.

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