Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to better understand Wilde's class commentary and interpret their own society's attitudes.
Common Core Standards:
Discuss Lady Bracknell's interrogation of Jack with the students. Why does she speak to Jack the way she does? What is she trying to find out? What assumptions does she make about him based on his story? What do students think that Wilde is trying to show or explore with this scene, about Lady Bracknell and the society that she and the other characters live in? Guide students towards understanding the commentary Wilde is making...
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