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John Worthing, J.P.
Known as Jack in the country, Ernest in the city. He escapes country life by pretending to have a brother, Ernest, who continuously gets into trouble in the city and requires his assistance. He is the guardian of Cecily and wants to marry Gwendolen, but is not allowed to because her mother does not approve of his being found as an infant in Victoria Station.
Algernon in the city, Ernest in the country. Algernon is the cousin of Gwendolen and wants to marry Cecily. He claims to have an ill friend, Bunbury, whom he visits in the country when he wants to escape the city.
Rev. Canon Chasuble D.D.
Chasuble is the pedantic reverend who resides in the country near Jack. He is in love with Miss Prism
Gwendolen’s mother and Algernon’s aunt. She refuses to allow the marriage of Gwendolen and Jack
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax
Daughter of Lady Bracknell. She wishes to marry Jack, whom she believes is “Ernest.”
Ward of Jack. She wishes to marry Algernon, whom she believes is Jack’s younger brother “Ernest.”
The governess of Cecily. She once wrote a novel, but never published it. She is involved in a very important mishap.
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