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Flashcards in IOBE Quotes Deck (10)
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'The truth is rarely pure and never simple'

- Algernon.
Themes: Deception, Disguise, Foreshadowing


'All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.'

Themes: Gender, Age,


'If I am occasionally a little over-dressed, I make up for it by always being immensely over-educated.'

Themes: Role of the Dandy,


'I hope you have not been living a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy'

Themes: Irony, Disguise, Deception, Inverted Expectation


'I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them.'

Themes: Absurdity, Role of the Dandy, Fickleness,


'In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.'

Themes: Role of the Dandy, Comic Inversion,


'Never speak disrespectfully of society, Algernon. only people who can't get into it do that.'

- Lady Bracknell
Themes: Social Satire, Comedy of Manners,


'I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays.'

Themes: Representations of Ordinary People, Social Satire


'She is a monster, without being a myth, which is rather unfair.'

- Jack
Themes: Lady Bracknell,


'Even before I met you I was far from indifferent to you.'

- Gwendolen
Themes: Love and Romance, Absurdity,