The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

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What is a character profile of Lady Bracknell from The Importance of Being Earnest?

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Lady Bracknell could probably be labeled the antagonist of the Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest. She is the force standing in the way of Jack and Gwendolen's marriage. As Gwendolen's mother, Lady Bracknell seems to be the deciding factor in her daughter's future (Lord Bracknell is referred to but never appears in the play). When she learns that Jack is interested in marrying her daughter, Lady Bracknell interrogates Jack in an absurd interview that reveals a lot about her character.

Lady Bracknell proves herself...

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