Victorian Era – Satire in The Importance of Being Earnest

Common themes throughout Victorian Literature tend to be class, wealth, and the general upholding of societal standards. The wealthy, especially, would expect that societal expectation would be taken with seriousness (aka being earnest). However, The Importance of Being Earnest uses satire to expose these expectations and make fun of the up-tightness of the people of … Continue reading Victorian Era – Satire in The Importance of Being Earnest

Oroonoko and honor

While The Royal Slave follows many different themes throughout the story, one of the leading characteristics of the character Oroonoko is honor. The prince has a strong understanding in what is right, or just, and follows this philosophy through his death. All of the actions executed by Oroonoko are done with full commitment. His status within … Continue reading Oroonoko and honor