Day 4

The Importance of Being Earnest Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Cecily's diary is somewhat untraditional due to her habit of recording events that never occurred. How is her habit of diarying related to Jack and Algernon's habit of Bunburying?

    Cecily diaries purely in order to entertain herself. Her diary is a sensationalized record of her interior life. She records the events that she wishes had occurred, and not life as it truly is. This is not unlike Jack and Algernon's habit of Bunburying. All three characters live a kind of double life. Algernon and Jack live double lives so that they might enjoy the fun of a carefree existence while still enjoying the benefits of a more respectable reputation, whereas Cecily writes fictions in...

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