Jack has decided to abandon his double life. Ernest is his name, as is Jack, and he does have an unprincipled younger brother—Algernon. Meanwhile, Jack, having decided that Ernest has outlived his usefulness, arrives home in deep mourning, full of a story about Ernest having died suddenly in Paris.
William ArcherA. When Jack explains that he has no idea who his parents were and that he was found, by the man who adopted him, in a handbag in the cloakroom at Victoria Station, Lady Bracknell is scandalized. She forbids the match between Jack and Gwendolen and sweeps out of the house.
Gwendolen manages to covertly promise to him her undying love. Chasuble, the local rector, to see about getting himself christened Ernest. When the governess arrives and catches sight of Lady Bracknell, she begins to look guilty and furtive. Jack is forced to admit that he has no brother and that Ernest is a complete fiction.
Lady Bracknell interviews Jack to determine his eligibility as a possible son-in-law, and during this interview she asks about his family background. Meanwhile, Gwendolen arrives, having decided to pay Jack an unexpected visit.
Gwendolen asks Jack whether he pretended to have a brother in order to come into London to see her as often as possible, and she interprets his evasive reply as an affirmation. During a season at the Haymarket the King and Queen attended a performance,  which, as the journalist Geoffrey Wheatcroft put it, gave the play "a final accolade of respectability.
However, Lady Bracknell refuses to entertain the notion. The women are somewhat appeased but still concerned over the issue of the name. She demands to know where the baby is. Gwendolen again informs Lady Bracknell of her engagement to Jack, and Lady Bracknell reiterates that a union between them is out of the question.
Jack is in love with Gwendolen Fairfax, the cousin of his best friend, Algernon Moncrieff. Gwendolen points out that this is impossible as she herself is engaged to Ernest Worthing. At this, Lady Bracknell starts and asks that Miss Prism be sent for.
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