The Importance of Being Earnest

In the play, does conflict between the characters create comedy?

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Wilde's comedy comes from his ability to create absurd situations from very serious occurrences. Topics like death are met with ignorance by his characters, who for lack of education, ability, and even inability to think deeply handle what are often tragic events inappropriately. One example of this would be Lady Bracknell's reaction to Bunbury's death. It seems to woman is unable to comprehend the tragedy and instead worries and obsesses over frivolities in her own life such as her musical arrangements.