Read Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest
1- What comment of Gwendolen’s at the beginning of Act Three once again brings up the importance of style? What does this illustrate about her character?
2- Although both girls forgive Jack and Algy for having deceived them, what do they say remains an “insuperable barrier” to marriage?
3- Why does Lady Bracknell say that Mr. Bunbury “seems to have had great confidence in the opinion of his physicians”?
4- Although Lady Bracknell is initially against Algernon’s engagement to Cecily, what wins her over
5- For what reason does Jack refuse to give his consent to Algy and Cecily’s engagement? What is Lady Braknell’s response?
6- What does Lady Bracknell accuse Miss Prism of having done twenty-eight years ago?
7- What does Lady Bracknell accuse Miss Prism of having done twenty-eight years ago?
8- What does it turn out is Jack’s real identity? What is his real name
9- As the curtain falls, Lady Bracknell accuses Jack of “displaying signs of triviality”; what does Jack say he realizes?
10-What is the significance of the play’s title, The Importance of Being Earnest? Is this an appropriate title for the play? Why or Why not?