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    becoming a day laborer‚ and finally becoming a gentleman again. As members of the gentry‚ the Earnshaws and the Lintons occupy a somewhat unwarranted place in the classification of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British society. At the top of British society is the royalty‚ followed by the aristocracy‚ the gentry‚ and then the lower classes which made up the vast majority of the population. Although the gentry‚ or upper middle class‚ possessed servants and often large estates‚ they held

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    navigation. There were four man social classes in the Renaissance and Elizabethan era Nobility‚ Gentry‚ Yeoman‚ and the Poor. The noble class was kept small as possible by Queen Elizabeth because she felt threatened by them. The Gentry consisted of people that were not noble but held the deeds to large amounts of land. The Yeoman also held deed to certain amount of land‚ but had a much smaller amount then the Gentry. At the bottom of the era were the Poor. The Nobility class was considered the richest

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    State College | March 2013 Dr. Christine Hansen One Writer’s Vision ENG-393 | Written Assignment 3 April 17‚ 2013 Admiral Croft who was among the nouveau rich‚ had the financial means to rent Kellnych from Sir Walter‚ one of the so-called landed gentry. How does Jane Austen’s treatment of class and social mobility reveal about these men and their women such as Anne Elliot and Mrs. Smith? Which group fares better and why? Class in Persuasion Jane Austen’s Persuasion challenges the notion that

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    ICS 392 Consumer Culture Professor Albert Muniz Assignment #1 – Social Class and its Influence Visit the following website: http://fac.comtech.depaul.edu/amuniz/RRNA1/ This is a copy of a now defunct website in which a consumer details the activities of his "redneck neighbor." Read the descriptions of the neighbor and his activities and look at the pictures. What is going on here? Why is the author upset? Is the author’s neighbor intentionally trying to provoke others with his behavior? What

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    Throughout history‚ we’ve seen many different types of ideologies being used by societies everywhere. From Feudalism to mercantilism‚ to the now ever-growing Capitalism‚ we’ve changed our socioeconomic structure multiple times to better suit our living needs. Although most of us would believe that we choose to live the way we do now because we now see the old ways as backwards and inhumane is some cases‚ some would argue that the very principle that capitalism is supposed to eradicate are still present

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    other forces such as British merchants‚ Indians‚ farmers and slaves. Woody Holton argues that the Virginia gentry was influenced by those four groups‚ and that the gentry was even forced by the groups to react in certain ways at times. His most powerful argument is that the elites feared social disorder and losing their position in the elite. This book represents an interesting view on the gentry of Virginia and his arguments are easy to follow. He provides the reader with a large amount of examples

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    monarch’ responsible for est a nation or sovereign state – no longer accepted Reasons why? H took a personal interest in the business of the got‚ he made less use of the nobility but relied on a group of trusted advisers from the rising class of gentry – gave the appearance of being new and diff to before Central govt Little real change – H inherited a system that had been made more efficient by the Y’s but no major changes in the institutions of it during his reign The king’s council H opted

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    The society we live in today is not much fascinated by the notion of being a “lady or a gentleman”. According to Webster dictionary online‚ a gentleman is defined as a man of noble or gentle birth‚ or a man belonging to the landed gentry. To me‚ a gentleman is far more than that. A man can be of a noble birth but not a gentleman as a gentleman has certain qualities and characteristics that differentiate him for other men. The same is applicable to a woman being a lady; a lady is a woman who is virtuous

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    The role of the head of state during the Elizabethan period The head of state during the Elizabethan period was the Monarchy‚ the Privy Council and Parliament. Queen Elizabeth 1 was the head of the monarchy which made her the absolute and supreme ruler of England. The monarchy was responsible for all governmental actions and decisions. All laws required the Queens consent in order to be passed. The role of the head of state which is the three bodies mentioned above was to work together to rule the

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    Social Class in Sense and Sensibility In her first published novel‚ Sense and Sensibility‚ Jane Austen brought to life the struggles and instability of the English hierarchy in the early 19th century. Through the heartaches and happiness shared by Elinor Dashwood‚ who represented sense and her sister Marianne‚ who stood for sensibility‚ Austen tells a story of sisters who plummet from the upper class to the lower crust of society and the characters that surround them. Austen juxtaposes the upper

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