The Importance of Being Earnest

Why is the classical allusion in which Wilde compares lady bra knell to the gorgon particularly apt ?

Why is the classical allusion in which Wilde compares lady bra knell to the gorgon particularly apt ? --

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 Lady Bracknell represents Victorian morality and ethic. She, like a gorgon, is overbearing and unforgiving. She demands that Jack find a decent family and her judgments over marriage prospects are definite.