The Way of the World

Salient characteristics of English aristocratic ladies in the play, The Ways of the World.

What are the salient characteristics of the English aristocratic ladies in the play the ways of the world?

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The most important salient trait is that of appearances..... specifically, the appearance of having a good reputation. Over the course of the novel, we learn that good reputations are desires but not consciously worked for..... they are not deserved but rather preserved.

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The Way of the World