The Importance of Being Earnest

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Outline for Importance of Being Earnest:

Remember that the play is the primary text, so the bulk of the quotes must come from the play.
Quotes that are 3 lines or less in the original may be blended into the paragraph. There should not be more than one blocked quote (quotes longer than 3 lines). Keep in mind the quoting rule: for every line of quote you must supply double the analysis.
The secondary sources should be used to support the argument you are making.
Prompt: Choose 3 characters from The Importance of Being Earnest. Explore how each character criticizes an aspect of late Victorian culture.

Introduction: Remember to introduce the play and author. The introduction will end with the thesis. The outline must have the approved thesis.

Body point one ? First character listed in thesis: P1: Topic sentence should introduce the character.
The bulk of the paragraph should discuss ONE aspect of Victorian culture the character comments on.
What are the quotes from the play you will use? What is the quote(s) from the secondary source(s) you will use?

P2: You should be able to supply at least one more body paragraph on this character. Choose a different aspect of Victorian society the character comments on or makes fun of. Follow the same pattern as the first paragraph.

Body point two ? Second character in thesis: P1: Topic sentence should introduce the character.
The bulk of the paragraph should discuss ONE aspect of Victorian culture the character comments on.
What are the quotes from the play you will use? What is the quote(s) from the secondary source(s) you will use?

P2: You should be able to supply at least one more body paragraph on this character. Choose a different aspect of Victorian society the character comments on or makes fun of. Follow the same pattern as the first paragraph.

Body point three ? Third character in thesis: P1: Topic sentence should introduce the character.
The bulk of the paragraph should discuss ONE aspect of Victorian culture the character comments on.
What are the quotes from the play you will use? What is the quote(s) from the secondary source(s) you will use?

P2: You should be able to supply at least one more body paragraph on this character. Choose a different aspect of Victorian society the character comments on or makes fun of. Follow the same pattern as the first paragraph.

The conclusion should wrap everything up.