The separation of classes and power is distinct in America, in the great Gatsby during the roaring twenties it was the rich who played, had parties, and made money. The poor made children, got poorer and overall had a crappy life. F. Scott Fitzgerald created a society that dramatized the distinction for classes in American society. For example the situation between Tom and George, while tom talked shop with his...
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...lating our surroundings based on where we stand in our class. In superman and me Sherman Alexie points out that a smart minority is dangerous because we are supposed to live up to our stereotypes that have been cast down to us from birth. Yet when anybody tries to tries above their station they are forcibly pushed back because of the danger it presents to the American social system already in place. There are many factors that contribute to the American social system, outside factors influence American daily lives as do inside factors. Big business, small business, labels, clothes, foreign policy, immigration all deal with this American social, political standing that Americans are judged by on a daily basis. America has a social class system that may be invisible but is there and it defines and pushed everybody down into a neat slot and there is no way to fight it.
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