The Importance of Being Earnest

the importance of being earnest chapter 1

"that is a matter that surely an aunt may be allowed to decide for herself. You seem too think that every aunt should be like your aunt"

what is the matter being talked about?

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Algernon wants to know why Jack's aunt calls herself little Cecily when she comes from Tunbridge Wells. Jack replies that his aunt can be anything she likes to be. He admonishes Algernon for presuming that aunts must all be of the same temperament and personality.