Separating Love from Class in "Jane Eyre" and "Pride and Prejudice" Nineteenth century Victorian England, by most historical and critical accounts, was one of the most class conscious societies in world history. The social stratification of England in those days was such, more exactly, that interaction between the various social classes was effectively forbidden and even viewed as a violation of civilized order in the minds of both upper and lower class citizens (Hoppen 60). As one would anticipate, many literary works of the Victorian Age addressed related themes such as the issue of separating love from class. The following analysis, accordingly, shows how this theme is developed in Jane Eyre by Emile Bronte and Pride and Prejudice by...The end:
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