Write a 2 page essay on Using Humor to Survive Tragedy.
Not a single character in the play profits from propriety. The not so serious characters are the ones who .benefit .in the end. and it is because of their .frivolous .behavior all through the play. This indicates that there is little, if any, .benefit .to being modest.
In bill Cosby’s words, when one finds laughter, they can survive some of the worst moments in life. .By using humor, one can .stand .up to the challenges that life brings, no matter tragic they may be. .Situations in life are always changing. once one finds an .intriguing .way to survive a .dark .session, they will make it to the happy parts. In The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar puts the conventions in the Victorian times aside and presents us the absurdity of such an .ardent .attachment .to seriousness. The .play .presents two young men, Algernon and Jack. Algernon is the symbol of un-earnestness, and Jack is his .ward .in jocularity and deceit.
Marriage is of utmost significance in The Importance of Being Earnest. This is because it is what drives the .plot .and is the .primary .subject .for .philosophical .debate and speculation. We .are introduced .to the nature of marriage for the first time when Algernon is talking to his butler, Lane. The subject of marriage stays on for the most part of the .play .as it develops. Jack and Algernon talk about the important things in marriage, and what matters in it. They .talk .of it as either a matter of “pleasure” or “business”. During Victorian times, there were conventions on marriage. with .regard .to its .purpose .and .nature. These include such things as the social position of a person, the .income .the person had as well as the person’s .character. Algernon and jack are remarkably in the know of these assumptions, as well. Society expects them to follow these conventions, but they do not. They ridicule these customs, and, in situations where they cannot, they assume the