Historically, in Britain, everything was depending on the class we were into. According to our language, our accent, the education we received from our family, our interests, etc, we were placed in a particular social class. Then, things like relationships, jobs, occupations varied from the class we were into. This phenomenon has existed in every country but it was more or less the same as in Britain. The novelist George Orwell said that this country was “the most class-ridden country under the sun”. Indeed, unlike France, Britain was still governed by the aristocracy in the 19th. The wealthy ones were the elite and didn’t leave much place for other classes. Although the aristocratic power had declined in the 19th and 20th centuries, the distinction between social classes is still in everyone’s mind.
Even if the social classes and especially the differences between them have existed for a long time now, new classes have emerged time after time. For instance, with the Industrial Revolution, the term “working class” has appeared as well as the term “middle-class”.
Nowadays, things have changed. With the economic globalization, the immigration and the development of multiculturalism we have learned how to live with each other, whatever the background, the education and the social status. So the real question would be : has Britain evolved or has it remained the same class-ridden society?
To conclude, that question...