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Agenda: Expectations thrown out! Review of yesterday’s work Assign Scenes Practice Break Act out Act II TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9 TH HW: POLISH UP THAT PHILOSOPHY!!
Irony Situational: There’s a difference between what is expected and fitting and what actually happens or what is said. In this play it usually happens when there is a contrast between the characters’ elegance and their absurdity. Dramatic: The actions and words of the characters means different things to the character and the readers because the reader has more knowledge.
Essay Test Questions Essay test will be on December 19 th (next Friday). It is very similar to your Death of a Salesman essay test. You will answer one of these questions with depth, substance, and analysis. You will also incorporate one research source. Stay tuned. Open-note! Open-book!
Expectations Inverted! Expression is more important than accuracy Married households don’t keep first-rate champagne Low class sets example Proposals are called business Divorce Court made in heaven? Devotion to bread and butter. Triviality-something trivial made important Girls don’t marry the men they flirt with. A friend is not upset to find his friend has been impersonating an imaginary person Modern culture depends on what one shouldn’t read False impressions –made a joke with the dentist reference
Social obligations may be skirted by Bunburying A high moral tone does not help one’s health or happiness The truth is rarely pure and never simple Literary criticism should be left to the uneducated In marriage three is company, two is none Flirt with husband =airing one’s clean linen in public Must be serious about meals – it’s shallow if not Lady Harbury – hair grown gold in grief Death- shilly shallying with the question? Good music- no one listens bad music-no one talks Gwendolen wants Jack to be more demonstrative in public
Ideal to love someone with the name Ernest? Smoking is an occupation Ignorance is a good thing. “like a delicate fruit” Education produces no effect Losing parents is carelessness Relations can be acquired Algy loves hearing his relations abused: “Relations are simply a tedious pack of people, who haven’t the remotest knowledge of how to live, not the smallest instinct about when to die.” Women becoming like their mothers is tragedy Jack wishes there were a few more fools left You don’t tell sweet, refined girls the truth “It’s awfully hard work doing nothing” Lane gives satisfaction in pessimism
What is Wilde really saying?!
Wilde’s Scrutiny Church/Religion Marriage/Love Education/Academia Wealth/Class All attacks are masked by wit!
Act II The setting moves from a luxurious London Apartment (Act I) to an established country estate (Act II). We meet Cecily. She is Jack’s ward. Miss Prism is Cecily’s governess. Rev. Chasuble is Miss Prism’s friend.
Acting Out Act II You have been assigned a scene. Divvy up roles as a group. Practice reading your lines. Incorporate some blocking Where will you stand? How will you sit? Props are not necessary. English accents are welcome * If you internalize what you read and act it out, bringing it to life, then you are showing me that you learned and understand.
Act 2 Summary Scene: Jack’s country home in Woolton Miss Prism and Cecily are introduced. Miss Prism and Rev. Chasuble strike up a romance. Algy shows up pretending to be Earnest Worthing. He and Cecily hit it off. Jack shows up pretending that he’s just heard that his brother Earnest is dead. Gwendolen arrives and meets Cecily. They both believe they’re engaged to Earnest Worthing Things become disastrously clear.