In Oscar Wilde’s play

In Oscar Wilde’s play, “The importance of Being Earnest two women, Gwendolen and Cecily, where portrayed by men that have invented people. Jack Worthing also known as Ernest wants to marry Gwendolen Fairfax. Jack portrays Gwendolen by inventing a brother named Ernest whose identity he assumes so that he can enjoy himself without his friends and family knowing. Jack goes on lets Algernon know a secret that he “always pretended to have a younger brother of the name of Ernest, who lives in the Albany, and gets into the most dreadful scrapes” (Wilde, 16). Algernon falls in love with Cecily in doing so he portrays her by claiming to be Earnest. Cecily lets Algernon know that it had always been a girlish dream of hers to love someone whose name was Ernest and that there was something in that name that inspired confidence (Wilde 61). Both of the women are under representation that they are engaged to the same guy. Jack makes the statement that, “I’ve now realized for the first time in my life the vital Importance of Being Earnest” (Wilde, 106).