He shows that people will go to great lengths to get around rules in order to satisfy personal desires
This question is incomplete. According to a different source, the passage that comes with this question is the following:
<em>[Jack puts out his hand to take a sandwich. Algernon at once interferes.] </em>
<em>[Algernon.] Please don't touch the cucumber sandwiches. They are ordered specially for Aunt Augusta. [Takes one and eats it.]</em>
<em>Jack. Well, you have been eating them all the time.</em>
<em>Algernon. That is quite a different matter. She is my aunt. [Takes plate from below.] Have some bread and butter. The bread and butter is for Gwendolen. Gwendolen is devoted to bread and butter.</em>
<em>Jack. [Advancing to table and helping himself.] And very good bread and butter it is too.</em>
In this passage, we see that both Jack and Algernon want to eat the cucumber sandwiches. However, Algernon interferes to stop Jack from eaiting them. As a way to justify his actions, Algernon argues that he is acting in this way because it is proper etiquette in order to entertain guests. However, this is an excuse, as the real reason is the fact that Algernon wants the sandwiches all for himself. This shows that people will go to great lengths in order to get around rules and satisfy their own desires.