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The Importance of Being Earnest is a play by Oscar Wilde that touches on various social issues today. The play is about Jack Worthing, who invents a brother, Earnest, to deceive others. The book has essential teachings, and here are some of the reasons you should read it while still in the university.  

The Play Helps Us Understand the Nature of Marriage

In the play, Jack and Algernon have a dispute, and each one presents their views on marriage and coupe problems. They both have different preferences, and by reading the play, you understand both perspectives, which helps you solve marital issues in the future. If you wish to marry in the future, it would be best if you started learning how to handle it from a young age.  

It Promotes Morality

This is why Oscar Wilde came up with this play. In the play, we see Jack using deception, such as fabricating his brother's death, and he ends up getting the punishment he deserves. After going through Oscar's essay, you find no need to do immoral activities leading to your general well-being. 

Know When Not To Be Honest

Words hurt, especially those coming from the ones we love. We all have different opinions, and some are not good. No one needs to hear them. For example, in the play, Algernon thinks it is shallow for people not to take meals seriously, and also, in another setting, Gwenolden thinks style is more important than sincerity. 

We also experience this in schools where students argue with teachers. Most of the time, they do not have any proof to support their arguments. Such students can click on this link https://eduzaurus.com/free-essay-samples/the-importance-of-being-earnest/ and get any educational article on this play. Your views differ from mine, and if we were all to be sincere and aired them out, it could lead to an argument.

Helps Us Avoid Hypocrites

In this world, people will use deceptive ways, including hypocrisy, to get something valuable from you. Some are good at it, and you cannot notice them. By reading this play, you learn the deceptive means Jack uses and be on the lookout for people using them on us. 

Understand the Various Social Expectations

Throughout the play, we see Jack and Algernon living double lives to fulfill certain social expectations. Our society expects something from everybody. Make sure you chip in without being forced.  


This play by Oscar Wilde is an inspiration to many students. What makes it precious is that it gives us information that is not taught in schools. It is about real-life experiences and challenges faced in our world today.


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