The Importance of Being Earnest Study Guide

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Review and analyze the most important literary elements of ''The Importance of Being Earnest'' with this self-paced study guide course. These short lessons and quizzes are great options for students who want to supplement their textbooks, get extra homework help and prepare for upcoming exams.
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7 chapters in The Importance of Being Earnest Study Guide

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Ch 1. Literary & Historical Context of The Importance of Being Earnest {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[454985].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde: Summary, Analysis & Criticism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9041].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9041].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Introduction to Oscar Wilde: Plays, Novels, and Sexuality Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1271].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1271].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - The Importance of Being Earnest Genre Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[454987].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[454987].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The Importance of Being Earnest Writing Style Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[454989].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[454989].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Victorian Values & Society in The Importance of Being Earnest Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[454991].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[454991].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 2. Major Themes of The Importance of Being Earnest {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[454993].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - The Importance of Being Earnest: Irony & Satire Themes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8986].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8986].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Marriage in The Importance of Being Earnest: Theme & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[454995].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[454995].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Love in The Importance of Being Earnest: Theme & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[454997].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[454997].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Name & Identity in The Importance of Being Earnest: Theme & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[454999].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[454999].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - The Importance of Being Earnest: Double Life Theme & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455001].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455001].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Truth in The Importance of Being Earnest Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455003].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455003].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Death in The Importance of Being Earnest Theme Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455005].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455005].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 3. Literary Devices in The Importance of Being Earnest {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[455007].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Comic Elements in The Importance of Being Earnest Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455009].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455009].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Puns in The Importance of Being Earnest Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455011].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455011].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Earnestness in The Importance of Being Earnest Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455013].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455013].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Aphorisms & Epigrams in The Importance of Being Earnest: Examples & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455015].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455015].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Food in The Importance of Being Earnest: Symbolism & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455017].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455017].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. Characters in The Importance of Being Earnest {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[455019].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Characters in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9002].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9002].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest: Analysis & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455021].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455021].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Algernon Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54351].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54351].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest: Analysis & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455023].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455023].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest: Analysis & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455025].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455025].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Gwendolen & Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest: Relationship & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455027].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455027].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Dr. Chasuble in The Importance of Being Earnest Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455029].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455029].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Lane & Merriman in The Importance of Being Earnest Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455031].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455031].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 5. The Importance of Being Earnest Play Summary {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[455033].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - The Importance of Being Earnest Act 1 Part 1 Summary & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455035].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455035].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - The Importance of Being Earnest Act 1 Part 2 Summary & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455037].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455037].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - The Importance of Being Earnest Act 2 Part 1 Summary & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455039].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455039].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The Importance of Being Earnest Act 2 Part 2 Summary & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455041].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455041].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - The Importance of Being Earnest Act 3 Summary & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455043].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455043].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 6. The Importance of Being Earnest Quotes {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[455045].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - The Importance of Being Earnest Setting Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455047].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455047].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - The Importance of Being Earnest Education Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455049].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455049].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Quotes About Lying in The Importance of Being Earnest Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455051].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455051].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The Importance of Being Earnest Morality Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455053].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455053].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - The Importance of Being Earnest Paradox Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455055].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455055].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Understatement & Exaggeration Quotes in The Importance of Being Earnest Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455057].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[455057].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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