Oscar Wildes The Importance of Being Earnest
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... Appeal In Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, two characters, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, capture the audience’s attention through their antics, convoluted lies and humorous dialogue. It is the charade of Earnest that both become involved in, which is the driving comedic force in the play and is the source of most of the play’s action. As characters, they are substantially different yet very similar. They share a penchant for playing with the English language and for skirting their respective responsibilities. However, in terms of personality, they are very different, with Algy being a comedian who does not take much seriously, while Jack feels the weight of responsibility and...