The Go Between

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How Does Hartley suggest the differences between social classes in the Go-Between? L.P Hartley’s ‘The Go-Between’ is a novel in which class distinction plays a major part. Many of the events that occur within the course of the novel demonstrate these distinctions and the way in which society’s perceptions and the class structure govern the actions of Hartley’s characters. Hartley does not merely suggest class differences, but goes as far as …

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…juxtaposed. Examples of this can be found in both the cricket match and the party afterwards. Hartley also shows the different attitudes of the classes towards money, housing, and clothes in order to illustrate the differences between their beliefs. The most telling distinction, in my opinion, is the relationship between Marian and Ted. All of the other factors illustrate the class difference but their relationship shows that despite their differences they can still be together.