Snobs Themes & Motifs

Julian Fellowes
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Class

Beginning with the title of the book, one of the main themes in "Snobs" is the subject of class in British society, specifically the upper-middle and upper classes. In the upper-middle class are characters such as David and Isabel Easton, Edith Lavery and her parents, and Eric Chase, the husband of Caroline Broughton. These are affluent people who have mainly earned their wealth in business. In the upper class are characters like Lady Uckfield, Charles Broughton and his sister, Caroline, and Jane and Henry Cumnor and their friends. These are people who trace their families back many centuries and in cases like the Broughton family have owned large estates that have become valuable.

 

For the most part the upper classes do not have to work, being able to live off their enormous wealth. They often observe very old traditions and may hold titles of nobility, such...

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