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The societal structure of the Victorian Era may have inspired many authors to write classic novels such as Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights The time that Bronte grew up in was much different than the times of today Wuthering Heights was a love story that related to the ways of life that people lived During the Victorian Era peoples rights duties social standings jobs and education were predetermined by their class These classes consisted of working class middle class and upper class People of working class were considered to be at the very bottom of the social scale and usually had very large families little food and shacks for their housing The middle class usually consisted of farmers These people could often afford things like hired hands around the farm they had food on the table and they dressed much better than those of working class The upper class people were rich They had servants around their homes dressed very well enjoyed a leisurely life and were extremely well educated During the Victorian Era it was difficult to move from a lower class to a higher class and if you were born in a working class you married and had friends of the same class This also applied to the middle and the upper classes of the Era Social class influenced the actions of characters and outcomes of situations pertaining to love education and power in Wuthering Heights In order for love and friendships to be accepted in Wuthering Heights the characters lovers and friends had to be from the same class Hindley did not love Heathcliff as a brother because he thought of him as a gypsy beggar He was jealous and angry that his father would bring someone from a lower class to live with their family so Hindley treated Heathcliff with much disdain When Hindley said to Heathcliff Take my colt gypsy thenPg 43 he was treating his new brother as a
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