"The Way We Live Now"
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This paper examines the British novel by Anthony Trollope, "The Way We Live Now", which is a meant to be a satire of the literary world of London in the late 1800?s and an indictment of the new power of speculative finance in English life. It depicts the Victorian society as one in which parents connive to get rich through marrying off their children; young hopefuls gamble their money away trying to get richer; and old socialites spend too much money and end up in poverty.
From the Paper:"The aristocracy wants to be involved with the party because they feel that dining with royalty will increase their social position. Similarly, Melmotte hopes to bump his social status up a few notches by organizing one of the prestigious parties in his own home. Therefore, the party is not about having friends and acquaintances come together for a good time, but rather about the importance of social position in London in the Victorian era."
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