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How does the dialogue between Algernon and Jack create tension?

Algernon also adds to the tension when he doesn’t clearly imply what a “bunburyist” is. The idea of double life also creates anticipation as the audiences wonder what their lives are. The development of Jack being an orphan and the anonymity of his parents creates anticipation for the audience.

How are the characters Jack and Algernon similar?

Jack and Algernon live quite similar, but different lives. While Jack has created his brother to allow him to go the city whenever he pleases, Algernon has created his brother to allow him to leave the city whenever he feels and to escape to the country.

What importance does the name Ernest have to jack in the country?

What importance does the name Ernest have to Jack in the country? Jack wants to avoid his problems and responsibilities and get away and have fun in the city.

How does Jack explain why he is Jack in the country and Ernest in town?

Jack claims that he has made up the character of Ernest because it gives him an excuse to visit the city. In the country, however, he is known as Jack Worthing, squire, with a troubled brother named Ernest. At first he lies and says the cigarette case is from his Aunt Cecily.

Who does the bag that Jack was found in as a baby belong to?

The Importance of Being Earnest

Question Answer
Who left Jack in the handbag when he was a baby? When Jack was a baby he was left in the handbag by Ms. Prism.
Who is Jack’s aunt? Jack’s aunt is Lady Bracknell
Who is Jack’s brother? Jack’s brother is Algernon.

Why does Jack call himself earnest?

Jack Worthing calls himself “Ernest” instead when he is in London because his “brother” that he came up with is full of mischief and misbehavior, so Jack is able to escape to London and misbehave on account of his brother.

What is Bunburying?

Noun. Bunburying (uncountable) (humorous) Avoiding one’s duties and responsibilities by claiming to have appointments to see a fictitious person.