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I'm on AQA B for English Literature and we are doing our coursework on The Importance of Being Earnest. My question is:
“Really if the lower orders don’t set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them? They seem, as a class, to have absolutely no sense of moral responsibility.”
To what extent do you agree that the majority of the humour in The Importance of Being Earnest is created by Wilde’s mockery of the British upper classes?
I'm trying to get an A however I do not really understand how to do that and how to set it out. Can anyone give me a few tips to try and get an A?
Thanks.
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I'm doing my English Coursework on The Importance of Being Earnest too! But my question is different and our deadline is Monday (finally!). English is probably my worst subject but I can try and help! In your introduction, your line of argument needs to be stated clearly (and this needs to be consistent throughout your essay.) Your first paragraph could be one point about why you agree, so something about how the fact that majority of the characters are simply comic caricatures which Wilde uses to satirise the British aristocracy of the Victorian era, therefore the majority of the humour is created by mockery? Then your second paragraph (I think) could be a counter argument and you could say that some people might argue that the majority of the humour is created by Wilde's language/stage directions - the cigarette case scene in Act 1 with Jack and Algernon? The third paragraph needs to say that 'yes but the majority of the humour in the play comes from Wilde's mockery because...' I can't think of any more points currently! Your introduction and your conclusion reiterate each other, your line of argument needs to be sustained and their needs to be language analysis; good luck!
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(Original post by manoornadim)
I'm doing my English Coursework on The Importance of Being Earnest too! But my question is different and our deadline is Monday (finally!). English is probably my worst subject but I can try and help! In your introduction, your line of argument needs to be stated clearly (and this needs to be consistent throughout your essay.) Your first paragraph could be one point about why you agree, so something about how the fact that majority of the characters are simply comic caricatures which Wilde uses to satirise the British aristocracy of the Victorian era, therefore the majority of the humour is created by mockery? Then your second paragraph (I think) could be a counter argument and you could say that some people might argue that the majority of the humour is created by Wilde's language/stage directions - the cigarette case scene in Act 1 with Jack and Algernon? The third paragraph needs to say that 'yes but the majority of the humour in the play comes from Wilde's mockery because...' I can't think of any more points currently! Your introduction and your conclusion reiterate each other, your line of argument needs to be sustained and their needs to be language analysis; good luck!
Thank you! That really helps! Good luck with yours too

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I'm doing my coursework too, but on Twelfth Night. Shakespeare is so hard
Mines due on Wednesday & my teacher has given us so many resources to help yet I STILL don't know what to do lol
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I'm doing my coursework too, but on Twelfth Night. Shakespeare is so hard
Mines due on Wednesday & my teacher has given us so many resources to help yet I STILL don't know what to do lol

OK, so what's your question?
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OK, so what's your question?
Disguise: a wickedness or a light hearted comic convention. How do you evaluate the use of disguise in 'Twelfth Night'?
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OK. Well, that's your question, so just go ahead and answer it. Is it the question you don't understand or the play or what? Trouble is it sounds like you need someone to walk you through the play and to relate it to the question. That's more than we can do here. Try this site if you need someone to do that. Just ask. They helped me through some major assignments which was struggling thru in my last year of English. You'll probably have to pay for one credit, but it is not much. But it does sound like you want more than just a few hints...
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Disguise: a wickedness or a light hearted comic convention. How do you evaluate the use of disguise in 'Twelfth Night'?
OK. Well, that's your question, so just go ahead and answer it.

Is it the question you don't understand or the play or what? Trouble is it sounds like you need someone to walk you through the play and to relate it to the question. That's more than we can do here. Try this site if you need someone to do that. Just ask. They helped me through most of my major assignments in my last year of IB. You'll probably have to pay for one credit, but it is not much. But it does sound like you want more than just a few hints, ...
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Thanks for the advice, I've finished that essay loooooool
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Thanks for the advice, I've finished that essay loooooool

Well, OK! So then just keep that site in mind if you need more than hints and nudges here. It helped me tons see ya then!
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