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The Satire of Earnestness It was a drama that made controversy from the lush mansions of Victorian society. Subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," The Importance of Being Earnest jokingly criticized Victorian manners and morals and assaulting the society of the rich and lavish. Oscar Wilde integrated his own faith and ideology into the play by alluding to Victorian culture "lets duplicity led to joy." It is this "happiness" Wilde's play concentrates on by emphasizing the theme of the play on union. Alluding to marriage, The Importance of Being Earnest Starts with the witty and selfish Algernon. It is Algernon who is the amoral mentor and hasn't 1 problem with this since he believes "divorces are made in heaven" and can be utterly against marriage as viewing marriage a waste of time (118). The justification for Algernon's perspectives is a stand in for Wilde's particular faith. The quotation on union, which there is several from Algernon, is quite entertaining to the reader that is because the reader can observe that Algernon's end of marriage is preposterous for this period of time. Nevertheless, in real life, during the twenty-first century, which is well after the Victorian era, the simple fact that "divorces are made in heaven" is really very true by the current standards. Even though Algernon clearly expresses his own views on union, Earnest (from town), who's really Jack, has been pursue his plans of proposing to Gwendolyn. The reader is again entertained as Earnest tries to suggest to Gwendolyn and Gwendolyn directing Earnest on how to propose. Earnest says "[They must get married at once" Gwendolyn, who seems surprised, replies to Earnest's announcement be saying "[He] has not suggested yet" Gwen...