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Effects of Society Classes Connection B/T to Kill a Mocking Bird, the Importance of Being Earnest and in the Shadow of Evil

By | June 2008
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In today’s society people are being pushed, pulled and getting information shoved down their throats. Social classes and ranks are created and developed by society. The novels To Kill a Mockingbird, The Importance of Being Earnest and In the Shadow of Evil all portray vivid images of society classes. Classes create negative effects on people by putting inaccurate thoughts and judgemental ideas into innocent minds.

In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, society classes have negative effects on many people. An example of this is how badly Mayella and her husband were treated because a white girl married a black man. This had a huge negative effect on Mayella. She was not allowed to live in town with her husband and rest of her family. Mayella was forced to live in the black community outside of town with her husband. This society has put black people at the bottom of the human chain. The negativity of society classes is also evident with Arthur “Boo” Radley. He has been bad-mouthed in society so much that he does not come out of the house unless it’s an emergency. The negative effect his has is that Boo now feels unwanted in the community and probably very self-conscious from the constant haggling and bugging towards him.

In the novel In the Shadow of Evil, the societies in which Christine and Mona lived tortured, tormented and permanently scarred the girls. When they were young, they experienced racism from being Métis as well as just being foster children. The discouragement they felt from the people around them and the families they lived with dampened the spirits incredulously. This effect that society gave them not only affected the girls, but the foster families too. Their parents had to deal with angry, depressed and saddened children. Society has frowned up on them and put them into the negative, derogatory class of people. Beatrice Culleton, the author, has depicted the effects of society classes perfectly.

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