The Upper Muddle

“Notes on the Upper Muddle,” by Lucinda Rosenfield is an expository article that illustrates the large gap between society classes. The apparent divide between social classes becomes clear when young children subconsciously separate themselves into groups based on their family status or occupation. It seems that wealth plays a big role in determining your place in society and that people are willing to accept it as the determining factor of success. 

The writer of this article, Rosenfield, reminds me a lot of Nick Carraway from The Great Gatsby. Both are not completely “destitute,” but are not extremely wealthy either. Nick must also survive on his own with minimal support from his family. The rich seem to live in their own world, as the “other half goes unmentioned.” 


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