The Importance of Being Earnest

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The Army List is a listing of English army generals. It symbolizes name and identity because Jack uncovers his real name and his origins through this source.
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The Army List Symbol Timeline in The Importance of Being Earnest

The timeline below shows where the symbol The Army List appears in The Importance of Being Earnest. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 3, Part 2
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...Algernon can remember his full name. Jack rushes to his bookshelves, which house volumes of Army Lists from the last forty years. Jack feverishly flips through the books’ long lists of “ghastly... (full context)