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In Oscar Wildes The Importance of Being Earnest there are some major relationships that are created In each relationship the partners base their love on some confound idealized notion of need Furthermore each couple has a distinct type of language that they share A perfect example would be the relationship between Algernon and Cecily Though the relationship between them seems to be based on a secure commitment of love they are in fact both living a superficial love life spawned by their desires Cecily loved Algernon or more preferably Ernest before they even met She created their love from stories that her uncle Jack would tell her about him and the fact that his name was Ernest Well ever since dear Uncle Jack first confessed to us that he had a younger brother And of course a man who is much talked about is always very attractive I daresay it was foolish of me but I fell in love with you Ernest So basically Ernest was a figment of imagination and stories brought to life by Cecily through her diary But when she finally meets Algernon she is able to secure the relationship that she had created While they were talking Algernon finds outs that they have a prior relationship before they even met Cecily tells him Yes youve wonderfully good taste ErnestAnd in this box in which I keep all your dear letters Algernon replies with upmost surprise My letter But my own sweet Cecily I have never written you any letters Cecily then tells him the truth You need hardily remind me of that Earnest I remember only to well that I was forced to write your letters for you I wrote always three times a week and sometimes oftener This means that they have been together for some time now The ironic thing is that this is the first time Algernon meets Cecily She pictures him as the perfect
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