However, the presence of various other sub-textual hints at homosexuality, recently claimed by some academic critics, remains extremely controversial. Horrified to learn that he was adopted after being discovered as a baby in a handbag at Victoria Station, she refuses him and forbids further contact with her daughter.
The pretence of his character Bunbury seems to be the most normal thing in his life, there are no signs of guilty conscience. Wilde, the Irish outsider, was dramatically accepted by upper-class London, who loved his wit and daring, even when laughing about themselves.
They want perfection not a reflection of the real person. Chasuble and Miss Prism—Lady Bracknell complains to her newfound relative: "My nephew, you seem to be displaying signs of triviality. According to "The Victorian Web"8, social class means: "Class is a complex term, in use since the late eighteenth century, and employed in many different ways.
Playing a role can simply mean acting and behaving in a certain manner, which is central to the character's identity.