What happens at the end of An Ideal Husband?

What happens at the end of An Ideal Husband?

By Oscar Wilde Like many a comedy before and after it, An Ideal Husband ends with marriage. The pleasant, friendly world that was overturned by (perpetually single) Mrs. Cheveley is restored – improved, actually – and two couples declare and renew vows.

What is the scandal in An Ideal Husband?

During the party, Mrs. Cheveley, an enemy of Lady Chiltern’s from their school days, attempts to blackmail Sir Robert into supporting a fraudulent scheme to build a canal in Argentina.

What is the theme of An Ideal Husband?

To recall our discussion of the play’s Context, the Victorian popular theater provided stock storylines of domestic life that, after various crises, would culminate in the reaffirmation of familiar themes: loyalty, sacrifice, undying love, forgiveness, devotion, and onward.

Who is Tommy in An Ideal Husband?

Ben Pullen: Tommy Trafford Quotes (1)

Who is hiding in Lord Goring’s drawing room during the third act?

Cheveley then appears on the scene; Phipps informs her of Goring’s instructions and shows her into the drawing room. Pleased at the prospect of catching him out, Cheveley rifles through his papers and discovers Lady Chiltern’s letter. Just as she moves to steal it, Phipps enters and shows her into the drawing room.

What does Mabel Chiltern want in an ideal husband?

Lady Chiltern wants an ideal husband, which is a man who fulfills his husbandly role perfectly and who is, as well, an ideal human, i.e., perfectly good. She thinks this is what she has in Sir Robert, and Sir Robert, for his part, loves his wife so much that this is what he wants her to think.

How old is Chiltern?

twenty-seven years of age
Lady Gertrude Chiltern A woman of grave Greek beauty and twenty-seven years of age, Lady Chiltern embodies the Victorian new woman: upright, virtuous, educated, politically engaged, and active in her husband’s career.

What does Lord Caversham want Lord Goring to do?

He wants Lord Goring to marry, enter politics, and generally behave in a dignified manner. He is continually perplexed and frustrated by Lord Goring’s behavior, because he fails to realize that he and his son have incompatible ideas of adultness and seriousness.