The Upper Class

1039 WordsOct 17, 20165 Pages
It is popular to assume that an upper-class child would more easily reach self-fulfillment than a lower class child. However, I would strongly disagree with this statement. As a young girl who grew up in a strict upper class conservative family, I lacked of many liberties from a young age because of my social status and gender. For instance, I could not walk out of my house without a chaperon until I was twelve. I was often told to keep quiet. I was asked to display my culture and knowledge in galas and receptions, but was conversely reprimanded if I would dare to correct an adult. During my teenage years, I also had to tolerate my relatives who were awkwardly introducing me to ten years older wealthy men as a “lady to marry”. It is undeniable that I was facing limits from my parents due to the status I was labelled by. These were mostly depicted during my social interactions but also in my every day personal life. It was the case for my extracurricular activities. As my parents used to say, “A young girl from a good family should dance and play piano”. I was therefore not allowed to take martial arts and singing classes. Nevertheless, I one day finally found a “noble enough” activity I had an inclination for: theater. My parents thought it would be a prominent way to give eloquence in my speaking. They consequently agreed to let me attend acting classes. Theater has been truly freeing to me, not only it had a tremendous effect on my academic skills but moreover taught me a
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