Bookworm Posts: The Importance Of Being EarnestFebruary 23, 2012
Anyway, at the time, even after being under the hypnosis of the school system, I enjoyed the bit of the play I read. That was about 7 years back! A few weeks back the thought of it suddenly came to mind, and I decided to complete it (as mentioned in a previous post, don't ask me why I waited so long).
The name of the play is quite aptly kept. It is about a man who gets into a mess after assuming the name Earnest in certain situations. The confusion is heightened when his friend does the same, only to land in a mess of his own. By the end of the play, things are finally settled, once again illustrating the idea behind the name of the play. The characters are few, but each with an individual flair for drama. Whether it is the snooty Aunt Augusta or Algernon, who himself has an imaginary friend he uses to get out of annoying social gatherings; each one holds a significant place in one's mind.