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Course Hero Literature Instructor Russell Jaffe explains the main characters in Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest.
|Jack Worthing||Adopted as an infant, Jack Worthing is a rich, young bachelor with no known family; he lives a double life. Read More|
|Algernon Moncrieff||Algernon Moncrieff is a young, pleasure-seeking bachelor from a good family. Read More|
|Gwendolen Fairfax||Gwendolen Fairfax is Algernon's first cousin, Lady Bracknell's daughter, and Jack's beloved. Read More|
|Cecily Cardew||Cecily Cardew is Jack's beautiful 18-year-old ward. Read More|
|Lady Bracknell||Lady Augusta Bracknell is Gwendolen's mother and Algernon's aunt. Read More|
|Dr. Chasuble||Dr. Chasuble is a well-meaning but bumbling clergyman at the parish near Jack's country home.|
|Lane||Lane is Algernon's servant.|
|Merriman||Merriman is the butler at Jack's country home.|
|Miss Prism||Miss Laetitia Prism is Cecily's governess and was (unknown until the end of the play) Jack's nurse before she misplaced him when he was a baby.|