Knowing what to do and good manners are qualities often attributed to the upper class. Many even believe that this is how well bred people distinguish themselves from others. Ironically, the most “well bred” characters in the novel are often the worst behaved - Tom. Despite his background and wealth, he is abrupt, constantly rude and even violent. On the other hand, the low-born and self-made Gatsby is always the perfect gentleman.
His family is quite wealthy, and he visits a private boarding school. Like every other teenager, Holden acts typically like a teenager. His statements and assertions are often unnecessary and uninteresting, and have an arrogant tone. Holden judges people based on their suitcases, since he thinks it is “really hard to be roommates with people if your suitcases are better than theirs.” This statement just comes out of nowhere and completely irritates the reader. Holden implies by mentioning his thought, that roommates with cheap suitcases are hard to be with, that he is a special person that everyone envies and is jealous of.
Many people thought it was an outsider’s perfidy since Bayardo San Roman belonged to a rich, wealthy and well reputed family whereas Angela was a girl of a modest family. This shows that society gave massive importance to social status. There was a clear divide of power between the rich and middle class as a result of which Angela had no say in her wedding. Bayardo also took pride in discussing cost of wedding and money whereas Angela took it as an impertinence. This shows the rich were proud and even took pleasure in the reputation and status they owned.
Henry VII had been a skilled diplomat and kept England out of major European conflicts. Therefore, Henry VIII inherited a state that was united behind the monarch, a state that had a decent European reputation, a monarchy that was wealthier than it had been for centuries, nobility that had been tamed and made to work for the Crown and a system of government that was competent and effective. Weaknesses Henry VIII inherited Henry VII was unpopular with his subjects as he took a lot of money away from the people of England. His Tax Collectors, Empson and Dudley were also unpopular due to their tactics of getting more money. All were greedy.
This is a contradiction because one of the inspectors involved was really stupid and showed it in the way that he got angry when Jamal used big words or said something he didn’t understand. So, not all upper class people are smarter. Latika had it worse because she was poor and female. In most third world, or less developed countries, women are seen as inferior and permanently unintelligent. The gangsters in the film all believed this about Latika and all made choices and decisions for her without her consent because she was “weak” and an
All payments went towards the king, this would've also made the Earls not feel powerful enough, especially Harold Godwin who was seen as the most powerful man in England, but theoretically he wasn’t. However the Economy was well governed because the trade increased, which encouraged both the growth of towns and foreign contacts, this demonstrates that England were still involved in trade, which was good for the economy. However the economy was not very well developed especially compared to the Byzantine Empire and Muslim world. Those economies were massive, especially when compared to England’s. Overall I believe that the economy for pre-Conquest England as well- governed to an extent as the King did have large control, he did control this well, but he may have been seen as too powerful where the government is concerned.
Estella did not show much support at all for Pip. Estella did make Pip want to change though, and he surely tried to do just that. Because of her beauty and attitude he was embarrassed by the people who raised him. Pip learns that true friends are far more important than any social class when he becomes very close with a lower-class convict named Magwitch near the end of the story. Pip found that it was better to be wealthy inside and have a good heart, than to have money and be in a higher social class.
Never before has there been a time in history that society has placed such an importance of material wealth and accumulation in determining social status. Somewhere along the line things have gotten mixed up; happiness has been associated with having more stuff, and two don’t come separately. Cabral’s short story reminds us that these riches in life serve only to distract us from what’s really important, as shown here. “So the people put both the present and the future of our town in his hands, but in the long run he got more and more tired of everyone agreeing with him all the time, being waited on hand and foot by the loveliest beauty queens, and no one allowing him to lose at poker games.” (Cabral. 27) Even with all of the success that came along with leading the town, it left him with an emptiness that ultimately led to his demise, “He was desperate to resign, but that was out of the question, and so the solitude of power was bound to kill him.” (Cabral.
To unfamiliar people, Mr. Darcy is an arrogant rich man, who always looks down upon and shows no respect to others. Pride is Mr. Darcy’s nature. This character is attributed to his family background. In Chapter 58 of Pride and Prejudice, when Darcy revealed his love to Elizabeth in the second time, he talked about his pride. He admitted that he was greatly influenced by his family and spoiled by his parents.
In considering Charlie Wales situation in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Babylon Revisited,” I believe that Charlie’s failures are due to his success. He is ultimately a victim of his own doing. Charlie is a very successful businessman, which is apparent from his past life. He is very adept at making friends due to his handsome and friendly nature, but he has burned many bridges in the process. He is blind to the fact that his success in the past and present has brought about envy from those who truly care about him.