Algernon greets his friend, who has been in the country. Jack discloses to Algernon that he has returned to town to propose to Gwendolen, whom he has been courting. Upon hearing this news Algernon confronts Jack about a woman named Cecily.
Wilde uses him to represent an upper-class character easily recognized by his audience.
Jack also gives Wilde an opportunity to explore attitudes about Victorian rituals such as courtship and marriage. As an alter ego of Wilde, Jack represents the idea of leading a life of respectability on the surface in the country and a life of deception for pleasure in the city.
His name, Worthing, is related to worthiness, allowing Wilde to humorously consider the correct manners of Victorian society. It has put him in a position to know the rules of behavior of polite society. His ability to spout witty lines about trivial subjects and say the opposite of what is known to be true are learned results of his position.
When Lady Bracknell questions his qualifications for marrying her daughter, he knows she wants to hear about his pedigree. He recognizes that he needs the correct parents along with his wealth. Although he leads a deceptive life in town, he represents the ideal of leading a responsible life in the country.
He agrees more with the idea of Victorian earnestness or duty than Algernon does. Jack longs for the respectability of marrying Gwendolen and is willing to do whatever it takes.
In the long run, he assumes his rightful place in the very society he has occasionally skewered for its attitudes.The Importance of Being Earnest has one of the worst I know.
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