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The importance of Being Earnest, the Trivial of Comedy for Serious People By Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest, the Trivial of Comedy for Serious People, was a play written by Oscar Wilde who was a celebrated in the entire world. His play was firstly performed in the theatre of St. James which is in London, England. His genre was Comedy and farce. Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wide was born on 16th October, 1954, in Dublin, Ireland and died on 30th November, 1900, in Paris, France at a very young age of 46 years. Oscar was a play writer, poet, writer etc by profession. He was nationality was Irish. He studied in Trinity College in Dublin. His kind was Drama, short story, criticism, dialogue, journalism. His life-companion was Constance and offspring was Cyrid Holland and Vyvyan Holland.

“He was a beautiful man and had a good sense of humor,” say some historians. “We don’t perceive how the cerebral meningitis developed in him at a very young age. We could not see his kith and kin wail. What could we do but shut our mouth in sadness?” say his aficionados. He got baptized in a Catholic church just a day before his death though he got baptized already in his childhood. Different reasons of the cause of the illness were given by many people but they could not actually explain what had happened. They were not sure about the cause. Wilde was obscured in Cilmetere de Bagneux in the outskirts of Paris. His tomb was decorated and designed by Jacob Epstein.

The statement “There exists sorrow in the lives of the comedians” was fulfilled in Wilde’s life too. He was imprisoned in London which made his health decline gradually. This must be the root for the sickness. The words of Wilde which desperate the hearts if his admirers are “I wanted to eat all the trees of the garden of the world and I lived accordingly by going out into the world. My only mistake was that I confined myself so exclusively to the trees of what seemed to me the sun-lit side of the garden and shunned the other side for its shadow and its gloom”. We see tears rolling down the cheeks of the people when they hear the last words of Wilde.

After his death, when technology came forth, his novels were taken as source of successful movies with which he was honored even after his death. The film was released in 1952 under the direction of Anthony. Everyone’s got to watch it to know the talent of Mr. Wilde in person.

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