Jack Worthing is looked down on because of where he comes from. Jack was found in a handbag a train station by Thomas Cardew. "The late Mr. Thomas Cardew, an old gentleman of a very charitable and kindly disposition, found me, and gave me the name of Worthing, because he happened to have a first-class ticket for Worthing in his pocket at the time. Worthing is a place in Sussex. It is a seaside resort," Jack explains to Lady Bracknell, trying to satisfy her so he can have permission to marry Gwendolen (Wilde). Then he tells Lady Bracknell that Thomas Cardew actually found him in a hand bag. She had some words to say about his origins and how he was found, "The line is immaterial. Mr. Worthing, I confess I feel somewhat bewildered by what you have just told me. To be born, or at any rate bred, in a hand-bag, whether it had handles or not, seems to me to display a contempt for the ordinary decencies of family life that reminds one of the worst excesses of the French Revolution. And I presume you know what that unfortunate movement led to? As for the particular locality in which the hand-bag was found, a cloak-room at a railway station might serve to conceal a social indiscretion - has probably, indeed, been used for that purpose before now-but it could hardly be regarded as an assured basis for a recognized position in good society." (Wilde). Towards the end of the play Lady Bracknell reveals that Algernon and Jack are brothers. This makes Jack very happy because he had always told people he had had a brother, and after looking through the army listings, Jack finds out that his real name is Ernest. Mr. Worthing is a little flustered at first, with realizing he had been telling the truth his whole life. "Gwendolen, it is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth," Jack said after finding out (Wilde). Being found in a handbag at a train station still didn't stop Jack from being very well liked and respected in the story, but still Jack was very deceitful throughout the whole story.
Throughout the story Jack is deceitful by pretending to be Ernest and lying about his origins. Bunburying all the time lets Jack have fun while he is doing it, but he almost lost the love of his life by to trying to be Ernest. He wasn't the only one bunburying though, he learned the term from Algernon, who also eventually bunburies as Ernest, and this almost cost him his love too. Jack is somewhat embarrassed about where he comes from. He was found in a train station inside a ordinary handbag. He was raised by Thomas Cardew, but his actual Dad's name was Ernest. Even though Jack was being deceitful throughout the story, he was actual telling nothing but the truth.