View Full Version : sienfeld to wilde comparison

11-19-2005, 08:29 PM
I am attempting a Sienfeld to Wilde, Importance of Being Earnest, comparison for my oral presentation on Tuesday. I already have some ideas, which may or may not be lousy, including the facts that: -- aestheticism was basically the same as making a show about nothing, as it tried to escape from the trappings that literature should have a moral attatched to it. Seinfeld did the same with his show. --The characters in both are incredibly self absorbed, they really don't even care about each other. --They have no moral consicience. --There is repition of jokes or punchlines that have already been used for comedic effect. --They are both a reflection of popular culture. --They all say or do things that are the opposite of what would be considered normal or right. Remember the Opposites episode(hilarious)?-- Couldn't you imagine Oscar Wilde coming up with Sienfeld's concept of, "regifting?"

plus more. Any ideas, people?

11-20-2005, 06:48 PM

11-20-2005, 07:57 PM
wish I could help....but I am confused as to what you're talking about? :(

11-21-2005, 12:38 AM
I do have one other comment...I think it's pretty important for the play that Jack really loves Gwendolyn. It gives the play some needed depth, makes it more than just cotton candy. We do cheer when J gets to marry G.