Short Questions and Answers of ‘Importance of being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde?

In the end, why doesn’t Cecily care that Algernon’s name isn’t Ernest?

At the end of the play Cecily knows the real name of Jack as Earnest and learn that his real brother is Algernon not Earnest so, she did not care about the name.

What is the subtitle of the play ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’?

The subtitle of the play “The Importance of Being Earnest” is “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People“. In this play the serious things presented trivial and trivial things presented seriously, so there is enough food for serious peoples.

How does Jack convince Lady Bracknell that Cecily is a suitable wife for her nephew Algernon?

Jack says that Cecily brings with her rich dowry that will convince Lady Brecknell that Cecily is a suitable wife for her nephew.

What are the major themes in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’?

In the “Importance of being Earnest” the major themes are marriage, difficulties of being illegitimate, difficulties in marrying, lies and deceit, respect and reputation, society and class, duty and responsibility, religion and secret lives.

Define comedy of manners.

The comedy of manner is a comedy in which the manners of society or class are satire. “Importance of being Earnest” is one example of comedy of manner.



Why does Jack establish two different identities for himself — one for the country and another for the city?

Jack feels bore in country so, he makes a brother name Ernest who presented as wicked man and he goes to meet him. In city he assume the nameEarnest” because Gowendoline love the nameEarnest”.

In what ways do Algernon and Jack’s views about love and marriage differ?

Jack is conscious about the marriage but Algernon says that when you marry the romance will end.

Why does Lady Bracknell not consider Jack an eligible husband for Gwendolen?

Lady Bracknell not consider Jack an eligible husband for Gowendoline because he did not know about his real parents.

Who is Dr. Chasuble?

Dr chasuble is religious minister in Woolton Hertfordshire. Cecily says about Dr Chasuble that he is a philosopher who has never written a book.

What is the setting of the play ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’?

The setting of the play in Algernon Moncrieff’s flat in Half-Moon Street, London (Act I), the garden at the Manor House, Woolton, Hertfordshire (Act II), and drawing room of the Manor House, Woolton, Hertfordshire (Act III).

What are the major conflicts in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’?

The major conflict in this play is that Lady Bracknell does not allow Gwendolyn to marry Jack because he does not know his real parents. The second conflict is that Jack as care taker of Cecily not allow the Cecily to marry with Algernon until Lady Bracknell allow Gowendoline to marry him with Gwendoline.


Which moment from the play ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ struck you as the funniest?

The Importance of Being Earnest” is funny all the time. However, Jack try to propose Gowendoline and Lady brecknell saw him, the interview of Jack by Lady Bracknell, Algernon remarks about relatives, Cecily conversation with Miss Prism, Cecily’s imaginative engagement and letters to “Earnest, specially the last seen when Miss Prism come are the funniest moments.

Who is “Ernest” in the play ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’?

For Cecily Earnest” is younger brother of Jack, for Algernon and Gowendoline “Earnest” is Jack, When Algernon knows the name and address of Jack he assume the name of “Earnest” for Cecily. At the end of the play discover that Jack’s real name is “Earnest.

What is a dandy?

Dandy is a character who gives importance to physical appearance, sophisticated language, and leisurely interests. For example Algernon is a dandy character in “The Importance of Being Earnest“.

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