Social Class In George Orwell's

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“All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development” this was a quote made by Friedrich Engels. Social class plays an important role in developing one’s role in society. An individual of a lower social class generally aspires to improve their status through gaining wealth or attaining certain goals in their life. A person in a higher social class is more apt to do everything in their power to hold onto their position, while suppressing and shunning the lower class members. Social class defines how an individual is perceived by the rest of the world. Social class can be improved through love, ambition, and hard work. 1) Frank Cowperwood uses his ambition and manipulation to accomplish …show more content…
Throughout the novel, Frank never quit on himself or his dreams of success. He was well aware of the consequences of his actions, but felt that it was customary to do these things in the finance world. Even during his imprisonment, Frank was able to use his talents to continue to make money and make his life on the inside more bearable. Upon his release, Frank went right back into the business that he loved. He was able to quickly become a millionaire and took advantage of the situations he was given. Frank says, “I have had my lesson, I am as rich as I was, and only a little older. They caught me once, but they will not catch me again” (501). Ambition and manipulation are the two tools that Frank uses throughout the novel to improve his social class. In Frank’s eyes morals play no part in accomplishing your goals. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, we are introduced to the character of Jay Gatsby. Gatsby originally comes from a very low social class and inevitably falls in love with Daisy. This story is centered around the conflict of social class war. Gatsby has amassed a large fortune through rather unsavory means. He has done this out of love in the hopes of persuading Daisy that he is worthy of his love. Gatsby is considered to be a part of the social class of new money, whereas Daisy comes from old

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