Importance of Being Earnest

Portfolio on ‘*The Importance *Of* Being Earnest*’
Point 1
  {draw:frame} Jack and Algernon are wealthy gentlemen. Jack   (known to Algernon as Ernest) lives a respectable life in the   country providing an example to his young ward Cecily. Algernon   lives in luxury in London and has invented an imaginary invalid   friend (Bunbury) who he visits in the country whenever an unappealing   social engagement occurs. Jack has also invented a character   – an unstable younger brother called Ernest who he uses as an   excuse for going up to London and enjoying himself.
      Jack wants to marry Algernon’s cousin Gwendolen, but must   first convince her mother, Lady Bracknell, of the respectability   of his parents. For Jack, having been abandoned in a handbag   at Victoria station, this is quite a difficult task.
      Algernon visits Jack’s house in the country and introduces     himself to Cecily as Ernest, knowing that Cecily is already     fascinated by tales of Ernest's wickedness. He further wins     her over and they become engaged.     {draw:frame}
  Shortly after, Jack arrives home announcing Ernest’s death.   This sets off a series of absurd events. Cecily and Gwendolen   have an argument over which of them has a prior claim on ‘Ernest’.   Jack and Algernon compete to be christened Ernest.
      Eventually, Jack discovers that his parents were Lady Bracknell’s   sister and brother-in-law and that he is, in fact, Algernon’s   older brother, called Ernest. The two sets of lovers are therefore   free to marry.
      During these events, there is also a sub-plot involving the     Reverend Dr. Chasuble and Cecily's teacher Miss Prism who     have also fallen in love with one another, and as the tradition     goes the story ends with all the loose ends tied up and everyone     set to live happily ever after.     Point 2
Lady Bracknell
      Lady Bracknell plays a small part in the play she...