Related Topics

Rules of Civility Themes

Amor Towles
This Study Guide consists of approximately 53 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Rules of Civility.
This section contains 603 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Rules of Civility Study Guide

Rules of Civility

"Rules of Civility" is the title of Amor Towles' novel, and also the shortened title of George Washington's rules for social behavior. George Washington's rules are included in the Appendix. Many characters in the novel are concerned about appearances, often over substance, so following rules of acceptable behavior is crucial. Tinker Grey understands this, and he uses George Washington's rules as a primer for social advancement. Katey Kontent takes social cues from the wealthy people she meets, Anne Grandyn in particular, as she tries to climb the social ladder. Wallace Wolcott, in counterpoint, follows his own rules of decency, not for social advancement, but rather because he wants to do what is right. He makes it a point to call everyone by name, no matter their social station, out of respect. Ultimately, he garners more respect than those who pursue more superficial strategies. By the end...

(read more)

This section contains 603 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Rules of Civility Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Rules of Civility from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook