John (Jack) Worthing is Algy's best friend and is quite serious about everything that Algy takes for granted. Although they do share a mutual fondness for a particular past time called "Bunburying" that involves the creation of a fictional double in the form of a brother or friend. The point of which to allow them to easily create excuses to travel as they like. Additionally Algy enjoys using his "Bunbury" character to avoid dinner with his aunt Lady Bracknell. He believes once a week is enough time to spend with relatives. While Jack utilizes his "Bunbury" character, ironically named Earnest, to see Algy's first cousin, Gwendolen Fairfax.
In the first act of the play, Algy was curious about an inscription in a cigarette case that Jack had left behind. The inscription read "From little Cecily, with her fondest love to her dear Uncle Jack". Up to this moment, Algy had only known Jack only by the name Ernest, but now Algy discovers Jack's own "Bunburying". Not seemingly fazed, as Algy seemed more... [continues]
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