The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde that uses irony to convey meanings of words opposite to the real ones.

The play is written in the satire genre, which aims to reveal the flaws of society. The examples of other plays in this genre can be found here.

The word absurd is used in The Importance of Being Earnest because the play emphasizes the absurdity of human existence. To convey this idea, the author includes many meaningless dialogues and repetitions. Such an approach is common for satire; Oscar Wilde uses the repetition of the word absurd to ridicule the Victorian society of his time and criticize it.

The Importance of Being Earnest.
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