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Written by Golda
(9/19/2004 3:44 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, That was one of my first questions, too!, penned by LaurieC
I wouldn't confuse social climbing and building wealth. The Forsytes are already very comfortable when the story starts -- it was their father (of the 10 siblings), Superior Dosset a k a Jolyon II, who started amassing the wealth. The sons through various trades and professions continue to build on that wealth. I think that the Forsytes are interested in preserving their wealth and building more.
The family maintains a certain mode of behavior as befits their class (indeed, it appplies to all classes IMHO), but I cannot think of an example of social climbing. Do you have any?
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