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    and living situations of the citizens all had a very distinguishing flare to them. There is much people do not know about London during the 16th and 17th century, it was certainly different from the London people know and see today. Social classes seemed to define everything, where people worked, lived, and went to school. The class system in London during the 16th and 17th century was very interesting indeed. At the top, there was the Monarch and the Nobility, then at the bottom there was the servants, the beggars and the flat out poor. Many know of, or have heard about those at the top and/or bottom of the class system, but who they have not heard of, are those in between, such as the Gentry, Yeoman,…

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    Both Philip Fithian and Goerge Washington record and immortalize the life of late 18th century white Virginian gentry in their diaries. In vastly different styles, both men describe the culture, values, power structures, methods of mastery, and relationships between men and women in colonial Virginia. As an outsider to this society, Philip Fithian creates a more complete and colorful picture than George Washington does. While Fithian’s account offers explicit observations about Virginian gentry,…

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    Colonial Social Classes

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    no help from outside the family unit. I found the group of people whom belonged to the middling considered “middling sort” or middle class to be someone interesting. I guess the reason why I did is because these professions listed in current time are considered to be of a higher profession, not middle class. These professions worked in trades such as doctors, lawyers, blacksmithing, and millinery. I found odd that these professions were considered middle class and not higher class, I…

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    classes were advocating for more rights and liberties. The poor, working class wanted more rights in the forms of protections and safety nets in their places of employment. These new laws ranged from the establishment of a minimum wage to worker safety laws. Unfortunately, neither of these laws managed to get passed. Some of the upper classes, however, had more success in getting laws passed. These include changes in the tax systems, lowering of taxes, and a kind of voting rights law. While…

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    The decision of Mr. Bennet letting Lydia go to Brighton cause a discussion of the possible outcomes and Elizabeth said to her farther, “Our importance, our respectability in the world, must be affected by the wild volatility, the assurance and disdain of all restraint which mark Lydia’s character” (223). Elizabeth is warning her farther that whatever Lydia might do in Brighton might affect their image and respect they receive, as that if Lydia breaks the decorum will bring an unfavorable…

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    Anglo-Saxon Social Classes and the Norman Conquest Feudal System Social classes have changed drastically over the years. These classes had many changes from the 6th century to 12th-century Europe. In England, the 6th and 12th century were both in the Middle Ages. During the 6th century, England was ruled by many kings, but the social classes stayed the same. Then there were major changes in the 12th century after the Norman Conquest. These classes were a part of the Anglo-Saxon social system.…

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    Hard Times is a novel written by Charles Dickens which judge the English society and tells us about the social and economic pressures of the 19th century. Hard Times is a Victorian novel and is very realistic. Victorian novels bring about realism in literature. Dickens novels are realistic depiction of Victorian society like class consciousness, rapid urbanization, poverty, child labor etc. Dickens talk about love, aspiration, human passion and Hard Times is a novel written by Charles Dickens…

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    Feudalism was the medieval model of government predating the birth of modern nation state. It discouraged united government and trade and economic growth. Under feudalism the lord would grant his subjects land in return for their services. When the Roman Empire collapsed feudalism was able to grow out of pure chaos. The basic structure of feudalism is a king at the top who had lords to serve him. As for castles those were built by the nobles in order to enable protection. Feudalism was a stage…

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    Feudalism was the social structure in the Middle Ages. The exact definition of feudalism is “the dominant social system in medieval Europe, in which the nobility held lands from the Crown in exchange for military service, and vassals were in turn tenants of the nobles, while the peasants (villeins or serfs) were obliged to live on their lord's land and give him homage, labor, and a share of the produce, notionally in exchange for military protection (Google).” I will be discussing the “pyramid…

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    Treachery In Ajax

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    Dishonor on You, Dishonor on Your Family, Dishonor on Your Cow After Ajax takes his own life for having failed to kill his former friends, his brother Teucer defends Ajax’s honor by demanding he receive an honorable burial. The final stasimon of Sophocles’ tragic play Ajax revolves around the question of Ajax’s integrity and what it means to be honorable. While Agamemnon relies on societal definitions of nobility and alliance to denounce Ajax’s honor, Odysseus stands up for his new enemy…

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