The Importance of Being Earnest - Study Guide Act Two, Part II Summary & Analysis

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Algernon is confused that he is somehow already engaged to Cecily, and she explains that she found conversation about Ernest very attractive. She describes an imaginary encounter with him. Then, she shows him their engagement ring and letters he has written to her. She expresses mild frustration at having had to write the letters herself, but she has, in fact, made her entire relationship with Ernest into a fantasy. She also tells him that the engagement was broken off several weeks ago. Algernon asks why, and Cecily explains that it wouldn't be a serious engagement if it hadn't been broken off. However, they have since made up. She also tells him that she will not break off the engagement again, and she loves the name Ernest. Algernon is confused. He asks her if she could possibly love someone by the name of Algernon. Cecily dislikes...

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