The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde:|
are! I hope it did not end happily? I don't like novels that end
happily. They depress me so much.
MISS PRISM. The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That
is what Fiction means.
CECILY. I suppose so. But it seems very unfair. And was your
novel ever published?
MISS PRISM. Alas! no. The manuscript unfortunately was abandoned.
[CECILY starts.] I use the word in the sense of lost or mislaid.
To your work, child, these speculations are profitless.
CECILY. [Smiling.] But I see dear Dr. Chasuble coming up through