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Compare and contrast the members of the upper class and the lower class as presented in the novel. Do the members of one class seem happier than the others? Why or why not?

Several of the characters in the novel resort to trickery to get what they want. Is this ever effective? Why do the characters insist on taking this route instead of being up front, particularly John Harmon, who masquerades as John Rokesmith?

The differences in social class does not mean that only one side or another plots to harm others. Take the examples of Rogue Riderhood, Mr. and Mrs. Lammle, and Silas Wegg. What do their schemes have in common? What consequences come of the actions? Is there a difference in the consequences between the rich and the poor? Why or why not?

Money is a catalyst for many of the actions in the novel...

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