When we get married, most people believe they are marrying their soul mate - the person who was made for them. We feel like we really know the person we are marrying and more than likely see that person as an 'ideal' mate. (Some would call this phase of the relationship 'the honeymoon phase'). At some point in the relationship your mate might do something you don't agree with, and it might seem as though you don't know your mate at all. What do you do in that situation? Do you divorce or separate yourself from your mate, or do you continue in your relationship with different expectations? An Ideal Husband is a comedic play written by Oscar Wilde, which explores this issue and more. The story takes place in London, England and is a story of blackmail and corruption (some characters in the story believe they can control other people to benefit themselves while others are disappointed when they can't control the actions of others). In the end, these characters live happily ever after but not before experiencing turmoil and confusion.