Study Guide

Vampire Academy Society and Class

By Richelle Mead

Society and Class

Rose and Mia desperately want to be part of the cool crowd, but they don't have the right parents or race. Admit it: we've all been there. In Vampire Academy, being a Moroi is basically equivalent to being part of the popular crowd, but being a dhampir almost guarantees social deadbeat status. Just like a Mean Girls social climber, Mia learns that being well-liked is more about how you act than how you look. And no matter what you do, you won't be good enough for the head cheerleader—unless you get your author to rewrite your ending.

Questions About Society and Class

  1. How is class defined in this novel? How is it introduced to us as readers?
  2. Why are the differences between Morois and dhampirs so important to everyone at the Vampire Academy? What are the differences?
  3. How do Rose and Mia navigate their place in society? How do their parents' jobs dictate how they are viewed?
  4. Who buys into beliefs about social class the most? Which character(s) don't care about the difference between Moroi and dhampir?

Chew on This

Rose pretends not to care about social class, but secretly does care about being with the in-crowd like Lissa and all her friends.

While there might be a big distinction between Moroi and dhampir to the characters, in reality, all races are pretty much the same.