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It illustrates both convicts and lawyers who judge criminals in court hence an insinuation of the enlisted societal traits. In London prisons, Joe minds about their state. Throughout the book, imagery concerning crime with affiliations to justice has been used greatly. The institutions set in the community that the story is based are distinct, and Pip desires to live up to them. Pip decides to find a better way to life in the society out of crime (Dickens). He does this to avoid police traps, jails, and court. The statement insinuates of the extent to which crime and guilt versus innocence has penetrated the community. In addition, Magwitch together with Pip portray criminal character when they help each other to evade police in relation to the case where they both commit a crime.
With reference to nature of societies, Pride and prejudice is a collection of a society with stringent norms and the entire episode revolves around love and class (Austen). Not much is said about crime or justice system like the one Dickens’ work put forward. The society here has segmented the class well adhered to and cannot be surpassed without regard to certain criteria and values. Like any society, the love stories in the piece are full of drama about the mistrust from the start proceed to complete trust and eventual marriage (Dickens). Elizabeth is a proud woman, a virtue that makes her characterize Darcy imperfectly from the onset. In addition, the same is replicated by Darcy who is of a different social class from Elizabeth and as such has a different first impression. However, as they tag along, they learn a lot from each other, and the setting enhances their standpoint enabling them to accommodate each other. The family of both steps into a relationship and they try to control their actions threatening with destroying it. The society is tight with its rules. Contrary to the Great expectations view of reputation in society, Austen’s work is all about reputation in society.
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According to Haralambos and Holborn (2004), social stratification is the term which coins the presence of certain social groups which are distinguished from other social groups on the basis of wealth and prestige. These “certain” social groups are ranked on the basis of certain factors.
She could paint only on “a little bit (two inches) of ivory”, but that has only enriched the charm of her art. Even though she was not influenced by any particular writers, she is closer to Chaucer than the writers of her period. Jane Austen is realistic in portraying her characters and events.
As people grow into adults, they identify themselves with these families and societies, adopting their cultures, values, ethics, and norms. Thus, others may recognize an individual as coming from certain geographical locations by their behavior or mannerisms.
Just like in any great love story, the lovers should undergo a number of hindrances and tensions before ending it on a happy note. Elizabeth’s pride overshadows her take on Darcy and misjudges him poorly on first impression while latter’s prejudice on the Elizabeth’s poor ranking on the social ladder shades the many good virtues Elizabeth has.
The more quantities of the aforementioned factors one acquires or has, the higher their status/class in society goes up and more status one gains. Some people are born into a status while others ascribe to a status by virtue of the fact that they inherited the wealth from their rich forbearers.
Then, the masculinity of Pip is defined by his striving to get to another class, and, in this period, Pip represents society at large, in that society at large is ruled by class and government and, in the Victorian age, men. In the end, Pip's masculinity is defined by his being mature enough to know that class does not matter – goodness and decency are what matters.
One of the most important characters of the novel is Elizabeth Bennet whose love story can be a very eloquent example of some women's position in that time and illustrates their attitude to love, marriage and other relationships between people that is seen from her experience shown in the novel.
Moreover, this narrative, even though largely only implicit, is formally and logically required by the corresponding (and very prominent) time-level which comprises Mustafa Sa'eed's narration of his own experiences in England (Mawsim's fourth time-level; see below).
Pip, the protagonist of Great Expectations is not a hero at all in the true "heroic" sense : "Great Expectations is an intriguing narrative because the first person narrator is a flawed character who must be punished, but he is also a moral center of the text for the distribution of forgiveness.