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In the novel North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell the rivalry between the workers and the masters of the factories begin from the unwillingness of both sides to communicated with each other and therefore resulting in their ignorance of the motives and views of the other and from that the social divide becomes deeper especially the upper classes looked down upon the lower classes and considered them worthless However this was also a period of time where there were general sentiments that something should be done about the situation of the poverty and misery of the working classes and also the environment Gaskell often offers the reader an opportunity to sympathise with the poor and comprehend with the powerful and thus unite the two social classes hence the distinct purpose of the novel The objective of Chapter 15 is to inform the reader about Thorntons view from the perspective of a master and also Margarets Southern view and certain ignorance regarding the battle between the workers and factory owners in the industrial part of England Also in this chapter the reader is presented with there being a strike in the plot The manner which Thornton speaks about the strike is somewhat cool collected and abrupt by using short sentences The language that he utilises when referring to the workers is significant in the way it allows the reader to develop his point of views as a factory owner and Thornton also resembles the typical factory owner and their views adding to Gaskells picture to develop in the readers mind of the whole situation The vocabulary that is used by Thornton in regards to the workers is somewhat resentful and spiteful towards them for example fools and conceit These words are very sharp and harsh sounding and this adds to the opposition of Thornton in regards to the workers attitudes His prejudices towards them is also relevant because he too refers to them as mere
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