The Importance of Being Earnest

In Act 2, jack says "cecily is not a silly, romantic girl." Do you think his description is accurate? Why or why not?

In the importance of being earnest act 2

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I have never considered Cecily silly..... she's simply a girl who acts like any other. None-the-less, her writing and avoidance of schoolbooks allow us to infer that she's far more interested in fiction and fantasy than serious thought. She is a romantic.

I think Wilde used irony to get his point across. Jack says that she is not a silly, romantic girl, but the description he provides is exactly what a silly romantic girl is.