The Question and Answer section for The Importance of Being Earnest is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
She thinks Uncle Jack does not joke or crack a smile. She thinks he is so serious that he might be unwell.
Dear Uncle Jack is so very serious! Sometimes he is so serious that I think he cannot be quite well.
Both women want to marry someone named "Earnest," as the name inspires "absolute confidence"; in other words, the name implies that its bearer truly is earnest, honest, and responsible. However, Jack and Algernon have lied about their names, so...