Social Landscape

In four of the novels Mrs. Dalloway, Their Eyes were Watching God, As I Lay Dying, and Untouchables. The class of the characters heavily influences their social mobility or lack of social mobility.  The characters in Their Eyes were Watching God and As I lay Dying are living in regions that are separate from those in big cities.  Then there are those who are a part of the same city, but who are cut off from the upper class mentality of thinking–Lucy in Mrs. Dalloway.  The importance of characters who live in the margins compared to those who are affluent show a changing landscape post World War I.  There is a gradual fixation on the proletariat compared to the bourgeois.   This shows a growing concern with representing people who have been unrepresented in the past.

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