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By Amy S. Watkin

As a poet, novelist, and brief tale author, Oscar Wilde engages and fascinates his readers together with his skill to use appropriate contraries. His important works, together with "The significance of Being Earnest", "The photo of Dorian Gray", "Lady Windermere's Fan", and "Salome", are mentioned during this quantity, delivering readers a number of methods of exploring and discussing Wilde's usually boisterously comedian writings. Writers will locate invaluable suggestion for composing potent essays approximately this witty Irishman.

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Clash of Cultures. 2005. Ohio State University History Department. 23 Apr. 2006. Parker, Oliver, dir. The Importance of Being Earnest. Miramax, 2002. Richardson, Angelique. ” Victorian Studies 42:2 (Winter 1999–2000): 227–55. Wilde, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest. The Norton Anthology: English Literature. Eds. M. H. Abrams and Stephen Greenblatt. New York: W. W. Norton, 2001. 2,177–223. Plagiarism: Failure to document carefully and thoroughly can leave you open to charges of stealing the ideas of others, which is known as plagiarism, and this is a very serious matter.

Above all, travel promised a segment of life, a span of time, over which a woman has maximum control. (Holcomb 1) Indeed, Gwendolen invades Jack’s countryside estate as a whirling dervish of energy and demand. Finally free of the restraints of her mother and possible scandal, she hunts down her true love, Ernest, with a restless zeal. This journey from her usual environment to another is not an act of “self discovery” but one designed to secure a state of matrimony (Holcomb 2). Unlike other “young female Victorian eyes peering out from windows forced shut against a tempting world,” Gwendolen appears oblivious to everything save for Jack (2).

Since this interpretation is Holland’s distinct idea, this constitutes plagiarism. The second passage has shortened his passage, changed some wording, and included a citation, but some of the phrasing is Holland’s. The first passage could be fixed with a parenthetical citation. Because some of the wording in the second remains the same, though, it would require the use of quotation marks, in addition to a parenthetical citation. €. There was nothing about him of the monster that some people who never knew him and never even saw him have tried to make him out to be" (52).

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