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    In The Importance of Being Earnest, Jack and Algernon clearly have a preoccupation with food.you explored the deeper meaning of this preoccupation. discuss how food serves as a symbol for obedience to impulse and the pursuit of pleasure. How does this symbol help Oscar Wilde to comment on and satirize society? Do not restrict your discussion to your reading for this lesson; include Acts I and II in your analysis and commentary.

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    Im stuck on this >_< if you dont want to answer can you give me a brief description of what goes on in the plays Act 1-2 ? My online book isn't working

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    Hey ..maybe this can help? http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/earnest/

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    Food and scenes of eating appear frequently in The Importance of Being Earnest, and they are almost always sources of conflict. Act I contains the extended cucumber sandwich joke, in which Algernon, without realizing it, steadily devours all the sandwiches. In Act II, the climax of Gwendolen and Cecily’s spat over who is really engaged to Ernest Worthing comes when Gwendolen tells Cecily, who has just offered her sugar and cake, that sugar is “not fashionable any more” and “Cake is rarely seen at the best houses nowadays.” Cecily responds by filling Gwendolen’s tea with sugar and her plate with cake. The two women have actually been insulting each other quite steadily for some time, but Cecily’s impudent actions cause Gwendolen to become even angrier, and she warns Cecily that she “may go too far.” On one level, the jokes about food provide a sort of low comedy, the Wildean equivalent of the slammed door or the pratfall. On another level, food seems to be a stand-in for sex, as when Jack tucks into the bread and butter with too much gusto and Algernon accuses him of behaving as though he were already married to Gwendolen. Food and gluttony suggest and substitute for other appetites and indulgences. *from sparknotes*

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    The summary for the acts can also be found there. Hope that helps

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    Ty ! (:

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    You're welcome :)

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