Longbourn Themes & Motifs

Jo Baker
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Social Class

The theme of social class and the differences between them are the key themes of the novel, especially since it is told from the servant's perspective. The servant class is considered the lowest class. They do not earn much money and do not have the same privileges as the upper class. The low class do not have the same access to clothes and other goods. They do not have the same kinds of parties or other entertainment activities. Even in church, the low class have to sit in a different section. The Bennet family is considered middle to upper class, although it seems that their finances would suggest that they are merely middle class. To Mrs. Bennet, social class means everything and she will do anything it takes to uphold and elevate that status.

One of the main things that Mrs. Bennet uses to secure...

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