The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

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What is the function/significance of Algernon in The Importance of Being Ernest?

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In the play The Importance of Being Earnest , by Oscar Wilde, the character of Algernon Moncrieff is the reflection of Jack Worthing, only with a more marked tendency for mischievous behavior.

Algernon is Wilde's conduit to express his own views on morality. In a time and place like Victorian England, Wilde himself had to put up with a puritanical and prudish society. Algernon is the picture of lax morality: It is not that he is bad, but that he does not intend to be good.

In his relations with people,...

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Algernon is also believed to be a portrayal of Oscar Wilde.

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