Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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In Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights, how do class and rank (status) in society play a role in the outcomes of the Elizabeth-Darcy and Catherine-Heathcliff relationships? Pride and Prejudiceby Jane...

In Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights, how do class and rank (status) in society play a role in the outcomes of the Elizabeth-Darcy and Catherine-Heathcliff relationships?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.

 

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Regarding Pride and Prejudice, social class and status rank in society allows for the success of Darcy and Elizabeth's romance. She is a gentleman's daughter and he is a gentleman's son. They are equal. Thus they are socially suited to each other as marriage partners.

"In marrying your nephew, I should not consider myself as quitting that sphere. He is a gentleman; I am a gentleman's daughter; so far we are equal. ... Whatever my connections may be, ... if your nephew does not object to them, they can be nothing to you." (Elizabeth to Lady de Bourgh,...

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