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"The Important Of Being Ernest" By Oscar Wilde.

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The Important of Being Earnest is a comedy play by Oscar Wilde. This play is his final work before he passes away at 1900. It is set in the Victorian Age. The play is about the using of dual personalities and the importance of trivial things. The main characters are Jack and Algernon, who started the whole story. Apart from that, other significant characters are Gwendolen and Cecily, who bond to Jack and Algernon, and there are Lady Bracknell and Miss Prism, two important characters that influencing the play.There are certain significant similarities between Jack and Algernon. After all, they are brothers. Both of them are complex that they possess 'dual personalities'. Jack is using the name Ernest in town to make his life in town more interesting. Algernon create a friend named Bunbury as an excuse to get away from his society. They both use the fake identity as to escape from their own surrounding. Apart from that, they both deeply in love with the lady the first time they meet. Jack are attract to the cousin of Algernon, Gwendolen. "Miss Fairfax, ever since I met you I have admired you more than every girl- I have ever met - since I met you." (pg 736). Algernon are love at first sight with Jack's ward, Cecily. It seems they are link to one another. As a result, both Jack and Algernon make a quick and vague decision to propose to the Ladies soon after they meet. Soon after that, they discover that they are long lost brothers. That may explain their similarities.Even though they are similar in the sense of action, they are two discrete people. In fact, Jack is more a responsible and honest person that he reveals all about himself to Lady Bracknell when she questioned him save his real name.Jack: I am afraid I really don't know. The fact is, Lady Bracknell, I said I had lost my parents. It would be nearer the truth to say that my parents seem to have lost me... I don't actually know who I am by birth. I was... well, I was found.Lady Bracknell: Found!( pg 738)Algernon, on the other hand, is a rather wicked person that he not only creates a Bunbury but also pretends to be Ernest in order to meet Cecily, who mention by Jack as a pretty lady. Besides that, he rather fond of eating, which is significant in the play.Gwendolen and Cecily are two ladies in the play like Jack and Algernon that portray similar personalities. Both of them are grow up in the upper class in the society. Manners are an important element to them because of their status and their surrounding. Apart from that, they both seem fond of writing. Both of them do keep a diary. "I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train," (pg 748) said Gwendolen, which shows that she has a habit a keeping a diary. They both in love with the man that named Ernest just because...

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