Write a short note on The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.
The Importance of Being Earnestmay be read as genial social satire and theatrical burlesque. The characters are idle, trivial, and indulgent, but thoroughly amusing. The play lightly mocks such literary conventions as love at first sight, the overcoming of obstacles to succeed in a romance, and the ability of a virtuous woman to reform a rake. Characters and conventions are handled as fantasy; the play is more of an idyll than a biting criticism. A world of pure play frees the human spirit.