Eddie Cruz Lopez
English 4, Period 2
January 15, 2009
The Importance of Being Earnest
In the story of The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde creates and writes a comedy in the humor of men chasing women. Two of the main characters who have so much in common and have similar priorities are Jack and Algernon. The book is known for having two pair of romantic lovers, who well do anything to get what they want.
As we see more in depth with the story, we see Jack is a nice person who doesn’t like his neighbors and goes into the country purposely to run away from his life. He also plans to say that earnest is sick and has to run into the country just to escape from his life. He also feels like he is in love with Gwendolyn, and says he wants to propose to her. (p.9) While, on the other hand Algernon thinks the way Jack flirts with Gwendolyn is perfectly disgraceful almost as bad as Gwendolyn flirts with Jack. Algernon says that there is nothing romantic in proposing. Jack is a person who reveals to everyone that he was found in a hang bag, and does not like the fact that he was found in a hang bag. He also makes people believe he is really Earnest, and then later decides to lie and say’s that his brother Earnest has dies from a cold and Mrs. Prism and Cecily are shocked about it.
Algernon is a very competitive person who feels like he can lie and call himself Earnest. Has a friend in the country earnest and is known as a Bunburyist. Is a person who does not believe in marriage. Does not like responsibilities, is not a very trustworthy person. He believes one need a bunbury in order to escape from their marriage. He is not recognized as a very responsible man. And wishes he could get a way from all of his problems.
These two characters are mirror images of each other in some ways that they have a lot of things in common too. The way they are mirror to each other is the way they make believe there family that they are both Earnest when...