The Importance Of Being Earnest : Protagonist

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The Importance of Being Earnest Protagonist The protagonists in this play are Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Both of these characters drive the plot in many ways. Jack and Algy both try to secure a fiance, both are disputing against Lady Bracknell, bot go into the country without either knowing pretending to be someone they are not, both set up christenings so their future marriage is secure, and neither change as a character throughout the three acts. Jack is described to be a good-hearted man, but sometimes lies for the good of the people he loves. Jack has leads a double life, he is known as Jack in the country and Ernest in the city. Both of these men are wealthy and well-educated. Antagonist The antagonist of the play is Lady Bracknell. Throughout the three acts, Lady Bracknell is negative and very uninviting to ay idea that is not her own. Lady Bracknell is Algernon’s aunt, and Gwendolen is his first cousin. Jack Worthing is smitten for Gwendolen and Lady Bracknell is standing in the way of his proposal to her. Lady Bracknell asks Jack a multitude of questions and comes to the conclusion that he is not fit for her daughter. Algernon falls in love with Jack’s ward, Cecily Cardew. Lady Bracknell sees Cecily fit but Jack forbids the marriage to occur. The only way he will give his blessing is if Lady Bracknell allows him to marry Gwendolen. Theme One theme in “The Importance of Being Earnest” is the question of whether or not marriage is strictly for
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