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Which line from act 1 of the importance of being earnest is an epigram? A. “There is no good offering a large reward now that the thing is found.” B. “… you have no right whatsoever to read what is written inside.” C. “More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn’t read.” D. “Well, if you want to know, Cecily happens to be my aunt.”

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“More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn’t read.”

An epigram is a clever or witty saying that expresses an idea. This line epitomizes how Wilde feels about the ideals of morality during his time period. A strict set of rules that most people don’t follow. This also fits with the title as Ernest turns out not to be very earnest. The other lines are simply statements from the characters.

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The average person falls asleep in seven minutes, but I couldn’t sleep, not after hours, and it made my boots lighter to be around his things, and to touch stuff that he had touched, and to make the hangers hang a little straighter, even though I knew it didn’t matter. How does the narration affect Oskar’s credibility in this excerpt? His insomnia renders him sleep deprived and confused. His efforts to soothe himself render him earnest and genuine. His obsessive straightening makes him seem unstable. His hopeless resignation makes him seem desperate.

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The correct answer is B) his efforts to soothe himself rendered him earnest and genuine.

The narrator affects Oskar’s credibility in the excerpt in that his efforts to soothe himself rendered him earnest and genuine.

The passage is an excerpt of the novel “Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close”, written by Jonathan Safran Foer in 2005. In the story, the narrator is Oskar Shell, a 9-year-old boy. In the story, Oskar finds a key that belonged to his father that was killed in the terrible incidents of the September 11 terrorists attacks in the World Trade Center, in New York. So, regarding the excerpt, the narrator affects Oskar’s credibility in that his efforts to soothe himself rendered him earnest and genuine.

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Read the excerpt from Act I of The Importance of Being Earnest. Algernon. In the third place, I know perfectly well whom she will place me next to, to-night. She will place me next Mary Farquhar, who always flirts with her own husband across the dinner-table. That is not very pleasant. Indeed, it is not even decent . . . and that sort of thing is enormously on the increase. The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous. It looks so bad. It is simply washing one’s clean linen in public. Besides, now that I know you to be a confirmed Bunburyist I naturally want to talk to you about Bunburying. Which part of the excerpt contains a paradox? “. . . I know perfectly well whom she will place me next to . . .” “She will place me next Mary Farquhar, who always flirts . . .” “It is simply washing one’s clean linen in public.” “Besides, now that I know you to be a confirmed Bunburyist . . .”

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Chaucer’s descriptions from “The Monk’s Tale” which best illustrates Fortune as unreliable is “And when men trust in her she then will fail / And cover her bright  face as with a cloud.”

The monk’s tale fits the category of parable because it tells the results of different people’s good and bad behavior.

The Monk tale is a series of tragedies which represents the news that the wealth and position is just an illusion. He refers through the example of many falling from high to low ends, such as the example of Lucifer falling from heaven. Through such example and stories, he continues to show the people who have fallen from grace.

Model of tragedies which Monk offers is a Boethian one that is which is a reminder of the versatility of the life itself, to bring on top to those who are crashing down on the grounds and that the tendency of the feminine, whimsical fortune to spin her wheels. Hence, it is a simple narrative and Boethian reminder that high status often ends inadequately.

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