When the workmen arrive to setup the marquee banner Laura is a bit hesitant as where it should be placed and the workmen take control suggesting where they believe the best spot to hang the marquee would be. What the story discusses is the attraction Laura had with the workmen, describing there looks and traits. What it also brings up is the differences between classes. An example of the classification between the classes can be seen in this segment from the story when Laura shows curiosity in the workman's attitude towards her, 'Laura's upbringing made her wonder for a moment whether it was quite respectful of a workman to talk to her of bangs slap in the eye. But she did quite follow him.'
Through the transformation of the main character Rosaura, the author expresses that in class societies, individuals are defined by their social status, regardless of their competencies. At the beginning of “The Stolen Party”, Rosaura dwells in ignorance regarding the true meaning of social status at Luciana’s birthday party. First, when arguing with her mother, she proclaims herself as being the friend Luciana, who comes from a rich and prestigious social class. Rosaura firmly believes that Luciana is her friend since they did homework together after school. Her mother, being a maid, tries to talk Rosaura out of going to Luciana’s birthday party since she knows of the harsh reality of social classes (p. 9).
However a feeling inside him made him go to see the dead body. He took the mask off the dead body, and saw his brother’s face. In “The Necklace”; Mme Loisel a lady in the low class was invited with her husband who worked as a clerk in the Ministry of Education to the Ministerial evening reception. Mme Loisel did not afford to buy a dress however her husband gave her 400 francs to buy one. Mme Loisel also needed some jewelry to wear; she had a fiend called Mme Forestier who was a women from a higher class than her.
He is portrayed as a very uptight man and he speaks with great eloquence, especially when in public. After Mrs. Slump invited them to go “plumming, her father replied: “we feared to taste the sacred seed lest we be constrained to dwell forever in the nether regions” (Coates 100). The small girl longs for the wild plums and has a hard time understanding why her parents have banned this fruit. She does not comprehend the reasoning for ignoring the Slumps invitations since she feels that it would be rather fun to pick wild plums and sleep outside with other children her age. In “Wild Plums,” the small girl is an incredibly reliable source because she is too young to distinguish the social barrier between her family and the Slumps.
One of the women explain to Jordan of their previous experience at one of Gatsby’s party’s which led to her accidently having her dress torn, where less than a week later, Gatsby had the lady’s dress replaced, “‘There is something funny about a fellow that’ll do a thing like that’, the lady said the other girl eagerly. ‘He doesn’t want any trouble with anybody.’” At the party Nick feels out of place and notes that the party is filled with people who haven't been invited and who appear "agonizingly" aware of the "easy money" surrounding them. The main topic of conversation is rumours about Gatsby. Nick hears from various people that Gatsby is a German spy, an Oxford graduate, and someone even claims Gatsby once killed a man. People used Gatsby for his extravagant parties, whereby most of his "new money" guests didn't even know him.
The story is set on a Hallow’s Eve when Maria departs earlier from her work than she usually does, donning her best clothes in order to pay a visit to a friendly couple. At the shops she buys cakes to surprise the couple and their children but on the tram she leaves some of the cakes as she is positively taken aback by the courteousness and nicety of an elderly gentleman. Only after she has departed from the tram and arrived at the house does she realise that she has lost the plum cake which she bought especially for the couple. The couple, their children and two next-door girls play the conventional game of All Hallow’s. Maria is blindfolded and first touches a piece of clay but than she goes for the prayer book.
The setting is in Covent Garden, London. It is 11:15 pm, pouring summer rain, when Professor and phonetic scientist Henry Higgins rudely and arrogantly first confronts Eliza Doolittle, a poverty-stricken flower seller from Lisson Grove, regarding her accent and her background. Not long after, the Professor will be giving her a new wardrobe, buying her jewelry, teaching her lessons on proper etiquette and correcting her Cockney accent to a posh, more formal enunciation. Eliza occasionally is impertinent and speaks her mind without the weight of the aristocratic class decorum and without worrying about the fact that the elite might be thinking of her as anything but a Lady. Her conduct can be poor at times when around Higgins, even though Eliza seems to be perfectly polite to everyone else.
Some advised her to “play coy” a trait many girls go by while others told her to be “hearty”, fit in with the boys, neither of these were her. “Exercise, diet, smile, and wheedle” she was told which would definitely change her appearance. The negative peer pressure drove her to cut off her nose and legs. She “offered them up” as if they were a sacrifice and with out them she could truly gain beauty. At her funeral she had a “putty” nose the perfect one most would say and pink and white “nightie” to heighten her sex appeal.
Blanche is also shown to avoid bright because of her “delicate beauty” . The audience has created an image of Blanche as a wealthy woman with high pretensions, but that image is doubted when Blanche reveals more about her life, thus creating more tension. After she describes how she “stayed and struggled” through “all of [the] deaths” of their relatives and how Belle Reve “slipped through [her] fingers” , the audience learns that Blanche had difficulties in her past, making her
For a rich girl, this isn’t a lot of money, but she asked the man to keep it for her and she left. This part of the story has no significance until the end but it is important to keep in mind. As Rosemary leaves the antique store, she encounters a girl who is asking her for enough money to buy herself a cup of tea. Instead of giving the girl the money, she invites her back to her house. She thinks about what a great story it would be to tell her friends; it seemed like something taken out from a fairytale.