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Bhagat 1 Suny Bhagat CW I – Section 203 Anne Murphy The Necklace vs. Class Matters Class is used to categorize people by income and social status. Those making more money tend to have high social status, and thus placed in the upper class. Those with low incomes tend to have low social status, and placed in the lower class. People of lower class do pretend to act as if they belong in a higher class. The economy allows this to happen, as high-class lifestyles are now an affordable luxury to all. Madame Mathilde Loisel, a character from Guy De Maupassant’s “The Necklace”, is a lower class French woman; she acts, though, if she has high social status. The short story, “The Necklace”, has much in common with chapter nine of New York Times’ Class Matters . Chapter nine of Class Matters deals with status symbols. A rich person may be one with nice nails. Kira Alexander pointed out “a good manicure usually signals money”, but also exclaimed she had bad nails, yet she bought whatever she wanted. This shows that luxury went down market. A middle class
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