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The conflict in the play, The Importance of Being Earnest, is strongly tied to the characters’ pursuit of pleasure, which is, according to Henry Popkin in the introduction to the text, Wilde’s favorite pattern.

In two well developed paragraphs that begin with TAG (title, author, genre), discuss the pursuit of pleasure of at least two of the characters and how those pursuits relate to conflict in the play. Cite textual evidence to support your claims.

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