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Written by Tarn
(3/6/2011 6:28 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, That is an awful lot of snobs, penned by Robbin
Princes and paupers generally know their place, and know that the accident of birth that made them what they are is beyond any remedy that individual effort can effect or social connections can affect. Still, princes in the company of other states princes, or paupers in a situation where access to charity is determined by social judgment (for instance, if someone like Mr Elton was to determine whether to give a small stipend to the poor sick parishioner that Emma had visited, or old John Abdey, based on his notions of who was industrious and deserving), even those who seem beyond the reach of envy or ambition can become snobs.
Emma is in a situation where people like the Eltons can't really see how she is more refined than Jane Fairfax, or richer than Mrs Cole - and if she is no better than other people, what will become of her?
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