Quick Index Board Index Home FAQ Site Map
|I see it differently
Written by Ramya
(1/29/2011 9:40 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Harriet's station, penned by Bridget D
I believe that Mr. Knightley is merely being practical. At that time, people were changing their status quite frequently. As has been mentioned before, Mr. Weston himself goes from being a respectable man of business to a landed gentleman, whereas the Bateses have gone down the social ladder. So, there was a chance of either upward or downward mobility. And we have more examples of class-jumping coming up.
Mr. Knightley is not saying that she should stay in her class, but rather that the probability was that Harriet would grow uncomfortable belonging to her class, with little hope of a change. In other words, Harriet would become a snob...
Groupread is maintained by Myretta with WebBBS 3.21.