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  • Class Distinctions In The Play
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    During the time of the play, Pygmalion, classes in England were seemingly artificial. It is shown very well in Act during one of Mrs. Higgins's at-home days the differences between classes. Mrs. and Miss Eynsford Hill claim to be of the upper class and they act as if they are in the upper class to try and impress Henry Higgins during this scene. Eliza Doolittle is being tutored by Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, to speak clearly and correctly; to change from her old flower girl way to a...
  • Huck And Jim Versus The Upper Class
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    Mark Twain What the Huck? Though popularity associated with the American frontier and life on the Mississippi, Samuel Longhorn e Clemens -- Mark Twain - actually spent many of his happiest and most productive years in and near New York City. Mark Twain was, without question, the finest satirist of his time. Through his writing, one can see as deeper morality than most of his time held. Twain wrote the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in 1885. His novel of Huckleberry Finn was no exception; he used...
  • Upper Class And Low Class
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    Mystification In Berger's essay, he uses the term "mystification". Mystification is one way to set out describing the ways in which people perceive what they see. When people look at same painting or advertisement, they perceive and interpret differently. As John Berger says, "we are always looking at the relation between things and ourselves" (156). We see things differently from one another and in the beginning we see things, but without language and understanding, we cannot explain what it is...
  • Upper Class Romans
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    ROMAN CLOTHING: MEN Much of Roman clothing was designed to reveal the social status of its wearer, particularly for freeborn men. You could tell from what class the person is from and sometimes what they did. The men would wear tunics. There were three basic types of tunics. See Diagram. Production and Cleaning of Garments: Typically, Roman garments were made of wool. In the early Republic, women spun the fleece into thread and wove the cloth in the home, and doubtless many women of the less wea...
  • Victorian Times The Lower Class People
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    ASPECTS OF SOCIETY PORTRAYED IN OSCAR WILDE S PLAY In the late 1890's, the upper class English society talked in a dignified, proper manner. Everything they said had either a positive or negative effect on their family members, associates, even themselves. Basically it was all a show people put on to remain in the non-scandalous side of society. In The Importance of Being Earnest, the playwright displays the characters in such a way that the stupidity of the upper class language and actions is p...
  • Upper Class
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    Class theorists argue that class provides the basic structure of society and is also the chief cause of the inequality of modern societies. The hierarchy of the Australia class system consists of a 'ruling' upper class, a 'white-collar' middle class, and a 'laboring' working class. There is enormous inequality between the class groups and especially between the upper- and middle-classes and the working-class. What class you belong to plays a determining role in what sort of life you lead. Those ...
  • Two Thirds Of Upper Middle Class Children
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    As societies become more complex a complex change came about. The social system elevated entire categories of people above others, providing one segment of the population with a disproportionate share of money, power and schooling. To a considerable degree, the class system in the United States rewards individual talent and effort. But, our class system also retains elements of a caste system; Ascribed status greatly influences what we become later in life. Nothing affects social standings in th...
  • Upper Class
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    The Second Industrial Revolution brought unity and prosperity to the once uneconomical Europe. Products such as railroads, coal, iron, and textiles, as well as the discovery of electricity, and use of chemicals, petroleum, and steel, are all contributes to what is referred to as the Second Industrial Revolution. These products brought improvement and advancement to all social classes. The Middle Class was profited greatly due to the Revolution. Some were even starting to merge with upper class d...
  • Breath The Public Baths
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    -BREATH-Since a Roman's life is very busy and complicated, I picked a couple sub topics for my report. I picked daily meal routines like breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Forum, Roman school, the public baths, and houses. -BREATH-Most sources say Romans ate three meals a day. The first two would be very small. -BREATH-The very poor people would be glad to even enjoy one meal a day. -BREATH-Breakfast, called, would consist of bread dipped in watered down wine. Sometimes a little honey would be us...
  • Justice For The Upper Classes
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    The Caucasian Chalk Circle The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Brecht uses epic theatre to bring forth an idea or meaning for the audience to consider while entertaining the audience. Epic theatre involves the use of alienation techniques to distance the viewer from the story but still concentrate on the overall meaning. The person who just views the story would likely take it as fantasy and not reach the true depth of the play. Brecht shocks the viewer by making the events and actions in the play "st...
  • Different From The Class System Of America
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    The caste system, or Varna, of India, came about when the Aryan speaking Nomadic groups came to India about 1500 B.C... The Aryan priests divided society into a caste system with four parts. This system determined Indian occupations. The priests and teachers were the highest caste. The second in rank were rulers and warriors, with merchants and traders third in rank. Last were the workers and peasants who were born to be servants to the other three castes. People could not change their caste. Th...
  • Play In The Comedy Of Manners Style
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    Theatre Studies: Cat One Draft The Importance of Being Earnest is set in late Victorian England, a time of social reform. Society was rediscovering art in its many forms yet as a consequence, The Upper class continued their program of suppressed inferiority. The lower classes were treated with disdain and disgust and the animosity between the groups was easily visible. Essentially, the late Victorian era was the beginning of a mini cultural renaissance, yet Upper Class society, which forms the b...
  • Upper And Middle Class Themes In Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion
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    George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion is the story of Henry Higgins, a master phonetician, and his mischievous plot to pass a common flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, off as a duchess at the Embassy Ball. In order achieve his goal, Higgins must teach Eliza how to speak properly and how to act in upper-class society. The play pokes fun at middle class morality and upper-class superficiality, reflects the social ills of nineteenth century England, and attests that all people are worthy of respect and d...
  • Social Institutions Of The Upper Class
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    The old saying the rich get richer and the poor get poorer is a true statement since 1970 in North America. There has been a significant change as the gap between the haves and the have knots is widening every year. The studies (Social Problems; Seventh Edition by James William Coleman and Donald R. Cressy) show that's the U.S. has a much higher poverty rate than any other industrialized nation by 6.5%. That in turn effects the education of poor children in where the parents tend to work more on...
  • Martin Eden S Perseverance And Hard Work
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    Jack London, prestigious author of Martin Eden writes his opinions into his work. Aspects of different societies are prevalent throughout his work and the class struggle between different classes of characters is apparent in his writing. Although not an autobiography much of his writing can appear to include his personal views on life. Martin Eden, the protagonist created by London begins as a petty seaman works his his way to the upper class of society. Through self-determination and self-educa...
  • Role Of The Lower Working Class
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    Metropolis depicts the view of the industrial city in post WWI Germany. During this period of time there was a vast difference between the wealthy and the poor because of the reparations incurred by Germany due to the war. The film Metropolis depicts the vast difference between the lower working class and elite upper class through cinematic symmetry and the portrayal of women. The use of symmetry in the frame composition of Metropolis created a mechanical effect. This effect was particularly use...
  • Middle Class And Upper Class
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    Friedrich Engels captures the effects of industrialization on the working class during the 1850's of "Merry England". This phrase is considered one of many humorous statements that suggest that there is an earlier time when people from all classes conversed openly in a well-mannered way. Engels uses great detail to describe his portrayal of negative aspects of England and the social changes that have occurred. There is more of a focus on the physical structures of the area rather than actual peo...
  • Walking Class And Fairies
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    The Different Classes of A Midsummer Night's Dream There are three main different groups or classes in the book A Midsummer Night's Dream. These three classes are Upper Class, Walking Class, and Fairies. Out of the three classes the most innocent group is the Walking Class. The Upper Class in A Midsummer Night's Dream is made up of; THESEUS, Duke of Athens; EGEUS, Father to Hermia; LYSANDER, in love with Hermia; DEMETRIUS, in love with Hermia; PHILO STRATE, Master of the Revels to Theseus; HIPPO...
  • Shakespeare's Macbeth And King Lear
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    The Regal Social Tiers In Conjunction With Drama In every society, people are instinctively categorized into a social class based on each person's terms of wealth, power, and privilege. In broad terms, every one existing in a civilization is classified as upper class, middle-class, or lower class. In drama, playwrights follow this social order to characterize the cast of characters they will include in their plays. The correlation between the realities of society's social tiers and drama were es...
  • Girls Advance Towards Sammy's Slot
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    In John Updike's "A&P', Sammy makes a hasty, reasonable decision to quit his job. Sammy is a cashier at the A&P, a local grocery store. He works there to please his parents and does not see any excitement or joy out of working there. One day, three girls wearing swimsuits walk into the store. Sammy watches the girls and the behavior of the customers in the store. The manager, Lengel, humiliated "Queenie', one of the girls, about their clothing in front of everyone. Sammy sees this as an opportun...

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