A Woman of No Importance is a satire by Oscar Wilde. Like other society plays Wilde banter with English upper-class society. It has been staged all over the world, mainly in Europe and North America.
Mrs. Arbuthnot struggled through her life to support herself and her son. Whereas majority of the other characters belong to the luxurious aristocracy, they did not have to work due to their inheritance. Wilde’s juxtaposition portraits the Victorian Britain: most of the population had to earn their lives in harsh conditions while the upper classes had an unfair advantage.