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    Hi there,

    I'm in the middle of preparing for my mock English literature exam. I'm doing the CIE IGCSE, and, as the title suggests, Earnest for the drama section. I was wondering whether anyone who has studied/is studying the play could make any suggestions as to the sorts of essay questions which could come up concerning Jack's character. Algernon and Lady Bracknell are much easier to write about as they're both very amusing, but Jack - well, he isn't much fun, is he? He exemplifies what I might call the non-banterous Bunburyist.

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    Hi there,

    I'm in the middle of preparing for my mock English literature exam. I'm doing the CIE IGCSE, and, as the title suggests, Earnest for the drama section. I was wondering whether anyone who has studied/is studying the play could make any suggestions as to the sorts of essay questions which could come up concerning Jack's character. Algernon and Lady Bracknell are much easier to write about as they're both very amusing, but Jack - well, he isn't much fun, is he? He exemplifies what I might call the non-banterous Bunburyist.

    Thanks in advance.
    I just recently did this play at drama school and the thing about Jack is that he is both intentionally and unintentionally comedic. He is essentially flustered and 'hot and bothered' by Algy's ridiculous nature. Think about that because Jack is, as you said in your post, so different to Algy in that Algy has this flamboyant and theatrical nature about him, whereas Jack is a much more grounded and hot headed man.
 
 
 
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