Classes according to Danielle and The Baroness.
What do movies and TV show us about class? Personally when I think about classes I see high-class people as usually pompous, greedy, heartless and all in all a little lazy. One movie that I can attribute my influence to is the movie Ever After. In this movie Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent, played by Anjelica Huston, is the stepmother of Danielle, played by Drew Barrymore. The Baroness portrays a higher class to Danielle. She is portrays a pompous attitude when she constantly walks around acting like she is queen of everyone and everything, by holding her head up high and wearing very clean clothes. She treats her servants rudely by ordering them around and complaining when things are not done specifically as she wanted, even when she did not state it. She portrays being lazy because she never does anything herself, expecting everyone else to do it for her. Though she does choreograph the entire charade of selling her belongings to a merchant and then accusing the servants of stealing. Although the previous act shows that she is greedy, she is also greedy and heartless when she sells Danielle to the same merchant for all the belongings back.
I see low-class people as hard working, but not gaining the respect that they deserve. As well this is seen in Ever After though the characters Danielle and the other servants. Throughout the entire movie they are constantly working and doing everyone’s bidding, but they never receive any praise or gratitude. Since they are lower class they do not deserve the respect of anyone. They take the threats of their masters and continue working.
All in all this is a very bad picture to show to people as they grow up. It gives off the assumption that to be respected and to live happily you must have money and be in a position to order others around.