The Importance of Being Earnest tells the love story full of surprises of two friends Jack Worthing, Algernon Moncrieff and two girls Gwendolen Fairfax, Cecily Cardew. Those were two beautiful young women of the age of the millennium, the family had a social status and wanted their daughter to obtain a husband for her husband; both of them love deeply and desire to marry their loved one.
In an upper-class society, where formality is only important, both Jack and Algernon choose for themselves the second name “Earnest” (meaning decent, serious) with the desire to assert themselves. Suddenly, Jack was struck by the love of the noble daughter of Gwendolen just because she always wished to get a husband named “Earnest”.
Once on his hometown of Jack, Algernon also fell into the sights of Cecily because of the false name “Earnest”. The story goes blind confused when Jack was Gwendolen’s mother strongly opposed because he was an orphan, born and raised in the countryside. Worse, both girls discovered they were cheated because neither of the two boys they fell in love with was the real “Earnest” … At that time, people lived in a social setting that emphasized pseudocode. people have to accept cheating in order to live the life they really want. But in the end, through complicated and humorous events, they got the person they love in happiness.
The Importance of Strictness, written over 100 years ago, is a classic play with a heavy emphasis on puns, humor, and satire in each line. The Importance of Seriousness has been staged and performed successfully in many countries around the world, then it has been continuously made into a film.