The Importance Of Being Earnest Lies Analysis

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Keeping up with a lie can lead to a horrible snowball effect that worsens situations and in the play The Importance of Being Earnest there is a collection of lies that people have and worsen to create its ideal plot of deceiving and mystery. Character Jack from the play is a man with many secrets and lies that he worsens and grows throughout the play. This why he is the perfect character that sets out the model of Oscar Wilde's theme in the play that lies only grow to become worse until revealed. Oscar Wilde tell us a lot about Jack in the beginning of the play when he is confronted by Algernon about his cigarette box with a girl named Cecily calling him uncle. Jack is seen as a suspicious man since he has not told anybody about …show more content…
Jack is shown by Oscar Wilde as a character who is truly in love, he has no bad intentions or other motives but love for the person and the desire to be with them. Although Jack has great intentions he has a dark secret that his name is not Earnest as he says. He tests Gwendolen to see how she would react if his name would not be Earnest and it seemed almost as she was disgusted so he knows he cannot reveal the truth and tries to pull away from the fact that his name is Earnest in certain lies. Jack says “ I don't much care about the name of Ernest... I don't think that name suits me at all”(1.455). This shows how he is trying to get out of the lie or in a way continue it by not revealing the truth. He lies that the name does not fit him when he had the free will to choose his made up name, after all it is a fake identity he fabricated. Even though he added lies Jack’s lie is still revealed towards the end of the play. Gwendolen regardless of what he said still ended up finding out the truth that his name was not Earnest. When Algernon and Jack were both claiming the name the truth is exposed. He explains it was because of the reason that it was his excuse to see her. This greatly shows the theme because once again as the man with a huge will to continue his lies which only grow to become worst and still end up being revealed. He did it with an …show more content…
The people from the country know the fabricated brother as a wicked man with reckless behavior since that is the way Jack has described him as. This says a lot about Jack because has the understanding that he is a guardian and a high figure model in the country. He has to lead with example in every aspect and has no room for mistakes which is why he created this fake identity, to do as he likes and fulfill his pleasure with a mask on over his real identity. He cannot have his image stained but he is forced to lie when he wants to start a new chapter with Gwendolen and get rid of his supposedly brother Earnest. He understands that the lie he did is terrible but tries to fix he wants to get rid of his brother and have no one ask questions he says “no he seemed to have the desire to be buried in paris”(2.1115). He was asked by priest Chasuble where his brother would be buried when he was lying to them about his brother's death. He shot back an answer with lies to not let his secret be revealed. His mood also acts of sadness and depression he has perfect attitude and lies to continue with his plan of getting rid of his brother. Although all this does not work because later on his lie is revealed, when he figures out his dead brother is waiting for him in the dining room. He acts mad and very furious because he wants no

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