The Importance of Being Earnest: what's in a name?
As you've noticed, this entire play centers around Earnest--the name, the identity, the confusion. But, why Earnest? Of all the names Wilde could've chosen, he specifically selected this name. Authors do this stuff on purpose. Tell me your theories of why Wilde chose this name--what does it mean? what could it signify? how does it tie in with other themes in the play? how does it tie in with other characters? how does it compare to the other characters' names? Consider these questions as you think about the utter importance of... being Earnest.
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