Question: English & Literature

What is the significance to the title of the play The Importance of Being Earnest to the characters?
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The word 'earnest' means to be truthful and none of the characters are. Therefore the name is ironic. And, no one in the play is named 'Earnest' but everyone starts pretending to know or be Earnest. 

MHood2 | 718 days ago