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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

  

by Oscar Wilde

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Merriman

Character Analysis

Merriman is the mirror-butler for Lane. Because everything in this play seems to be symmetrical – Merriman serves Jack in his country home. As with many butlers in Wilde’s plays, he’s useful for entering the scene just when a confrontation is about to escalate.

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