A Little Princess
Society and Class Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
"Yes miss, you are," she cried, and her words were all broken. "Whats'ever 'happens to you—whats'ever—you'd be a princess all the time—an' nothing couldn't make you nothin' different." (7.206)
Even though Sara is penniless, Becky still considers her a "miss." So, is class something that's innate? Or can it be gained and lost, like money?
When she went down to breakfast she saw that her seat at Miss Minchin's side was occupied by Lavinia, and Miss Minchin spoke to her coldly. (8.7)
Uh-oh. As soon as Sara is poor, Miss Minchin moves her away from all the other girls. How rude!
"To think that she was the girl with the diamond mines," Lavinia commented. "She looks like an object." (8.17)
Thanks for the observation, Lavinia. That's a very nice thing to say about someone whose recently been orphaned.