Defining Class in American society

Introduction

It has been proclaimed several times that the American Society has been founded on the ideals upon equality between people and justice so the class distinctions do not matter as they are in other societies around the world. Today, one of the main distinctions between different sections of the population is the class to which the person belongs to the society. There are many distinctions, which categorizes the class of any person such as occupation, wealth, education and income. These are the factors that determine the class of any person within the society (New York Times).

Defining Class in American society

Most often, class is broadly defined as the status to any person in the society and the way he or she is perceived by the society. The class of any person is a combination of his wealth, his or her occupation, education and income.  Over past 20 years, the topography of the class has shifted greatly and has blurred the boundary lines between the lower, middle and upper classes (New York Times). In the novel Samaritan a wealthy screenwriter returned to a poor neighbourhood he once lived in, and helped the impoverished neighbours (Price). The story highlights the humane side in every person, which is not influenced by class or status.
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