Some were reading newspaper. Some were looking for the books of their own choice at the railway book stall. Vendors were crying to sell their wares. Some were selling books and magazines. Many of them were selling snacks of different types. Coolies were carrying luggage from one place to another. When the train was about to enter the station people got ready to board on the train. There were noises and hustle all around. People were rushing here and there. Coolies were also active to take the luggage. When the train arrived, there was pushing and pulling. Many passengers got down the train, several got into it. Hawkers also began to shout at the top of their voices. My brother got down the train. I met him. I was standing very close to his compartment. We hired a coolie. Then we came out of the station and left for our home.
One of the moral paradoxes that The Importance of Being Earnest seems intended to express is the idea that the perfectly moral man is the man who professes to be immoral, who speaks truly by virtue of the fact that he admits to being essentially a liar. Wilde set great store in lying, which, he argued in a quasi-Platonic dialogue called “The Decay of Lying,” is a veritable art form. Art itself may really be what’s at stake here. From Wilde’s standpoint, the poseur is to be congratulated and commended if his affectations bespeak elegance and style and achieve beauty. If they do, he is close to an artist. If they don’t, he is only a hypocrite.