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A Woman Of No Importance

By Oscar Wilde
A Woman Of No Importance by Oscar Wilde digital book - Fable

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Lord Illingworth wants to hire Gerald Arbuthnot, a charismatic and flirty male politician, as his secretary. The first scene of the play takes place at a party on a patio on Lady Hunstanton's estate, and the high-class visitors spend the majority of Act I exchanging small chats and social gossip. After some small conversation, they get to discuss Hester's puritanical outlook and her need for privacy.
The wealthy women learn that Gerald is the illegitimate child of a scandalous single mother and an aristocracy. Her son is all she has, she begs him to leave him alone.
Gerald speaks highly of his mother and wonders why she has never told him about his father as Act III starts. The drama examines a wide range of topics, including humor, tragedy, savages, and global culture. In the last scene, Gerald tries to take his mother home when she requests him to do so. Gerald arrives home alone and is upset that his mother won't acknowledge him as her son. Hester departs to avoid her judgmental mother when he brings his mother home.
With the intention of seeing Mrs. Arbuthnot, Lady Hunstanton and Mrs. Allonby are seen entering. When the maid informs them that she has a headache, the two quickly leave after complimenting her taste.

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