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Importance of being earnest Cast of Key Characters John Jack Ernest Worthing Bon-vivant Jack to Algernon 2 Algernon is asking Jack what brought him to town Jack has come to town to get away from his responsibilities in the country his ward Cecily and to see Gwendolen whom he wishes to propose marriage In order to do this he has committed the Bunbury that he has come to see his brother Ernest who doesnt exist He wishes to enjoy the pleasures before attending to his guardian duties Quote When one is in town one amuses oneself When one is in the country one amuses other people It is excessively boring Curmudgeon Jack to Algernon 3 Jack has come to propose to Gwendolen Which is the express reason behind his lying about his name being Ernest Algy feels that is business not pleasure Jack thinks it is utterly unromantic Algernon says he will forget about romance when he is married Though Algy doesnt know it yet when he sees Cecily he will shed this view Jack feels that the view Algernon has others do also and that is what causes the dissolution process to be born Jack is generalizing his cynical view of unromantic people Quote The divorce court was specially invented for people whose memories are so curiously constituted Architect Jack to Algy 3 Algy has said it is distasteful the way Gwendolen and Jack flirt with each other This prompts Jack to state his romantic intentions toward Gwendolen Jack has a specific goal which is to marry Gwendolen This is his sole purpose for coming to town Jack is so intent on marrying Gwendolen he has created a bunbury the phantom brother Ernest in order to see her He also lies that his name is Ernest Quote I am in love with Gwendolen I have come to town expressly to propose to her Conniver Jack to Algernon 4 Algernon is
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