The Importance of Being Earnest

chapter 1 act 1

why is gwendolen critical of jacks marriage proposal

Asked by
Last updated by jill d #170087
Answers 1
Add Yours

Jack confesses his feelings to Gwendolen and she admits that she likes him most especially because she has always wanted to marry someone named Ernest. Jack is happy, but he asks her if she would still love him if his name were not Ernest, for example, if it were Jack. She would not, she maintains. He proposes to her, and she accepts.