The narrative is really particular because I felt if someone was telling me the story, it follows natural and with a lot of descriptions. Was a kind of confuse because it had personal opinions and also flashbacks also the way that she express and introduce the persons around like the kids who is telling the story is grandchild of one of the characters. Was an interesting story for the suspense that create in the whole narrative.
The narrative is affected by her social class because you can tell she has a strong connection to Miss Rosamond unlike the other more prestigious member who are actually related to Rosamond, but because they have such high status they don't really interact the same way as Dorothy and the Narrator do. I feel like she's humble and acts more like a relative, than a nurse-maid to the girl.
I totally agree with you on what you just stated and to me its really funny that or ironic that a person like that has a very good and strong connection with Rosamond while other people who are related to Rosamond don't have that strong of a connection with her.
The maid is usually the one who knows what happens around the house and Hester being the maid and the narrator she gives us more details. Hestec describes how Miss Furnivall who "looked so cold and grey,and stomy, as if she had never loved or cared for any one" and "the cold Mrs.Stark" are emotionless and see the little kid with not caring face because they are too arrogant to show how pleased they were when the little kid "came fluttering in like a bird" and "too proud to ask her to stay with them". Meanwhile Hestec cares about the child by never leaving her side "night or day, for fear she might slip off again". This tells how the working class care more.
Alondra you make a very good and interesting point "The Old Nurse's Story" really portrays the division in social class. Miss Furnivall and Miss Stark portrayed a dark and cold vibe while the servants of the house were very welcoming.
The narrator is a working class housemaid therefore when she sees things such as a mansion, a great fire place, a organ instrument and other things that are made up to be very fancy and suddenly become the contrary when she takes a closer look into the Furnivalls past. It is soon discovered that many of these things are broken like the organ or like the "great" fire place that doesn't give out warmth. The narrative see's that wealth is just a demonstration but brings corruption.
It is clear how the wealthy can be deceiving in the outside, as you mention the fireplace and the organ instrument fabricates a fancy and perfect atmosphere but when it is looked at it closely it shows the hidden truth that the wealthy are broken inside.
During the lecture of "The Old Nurse's Story", I can see how the narrator is showing different attitude around the fancy stuff. The status clearly changes the narrative of this story because it was focused mostly in the key views of the maid. The housemaid discovers several misteries around the mansion and also told the scenes in the story, from there I can found how it affected because she describes the wealthy on the things as bad or tha didn't work properly.
I think that everyone is going to talk better when is moment of talk about expensive things. Good perspective. I will think about it.
In "The Old Nurse's Story" social class is what was emphasized showing the structure of the government back then. The curse of helping others in the story emphasizes how back then the elite which means the wealthy people would really never help anyone and were very cold as described in the story. The curse was placed because they helped out a person when they were all notified not to help those in need. This really shows the impact of social class and I agree with what others are saying how the maid notices whats going on around her. Social class really impacted British back then.
The structure of the government, the aristocracy, was something that established social classes and role superiority. The curse of the ghost was a version of revenge towards Miss Grace and Lord Furnivall for being cruel to Miss Furnicall, completely agree!! Although I do agree that the elite were a bit cruel, I think that the social class division was seen more with the way Lord Furnivall and the new Miss Furnivall kept things from Hester because she was a nurse.
Hester being a low-class woman and a housemaid gets the opportunity to see the mansion with a new perspective, one where she has never seen before. She discovers the dark past the place holds and can see through the fabricated lies the family has placed for example, the organ instrument that cost a fortune yet it is broken inside and hunted by the dead.
Before the discussion, I just thought that the story was all about spookiness not about the social class. There was so many imagery that depicts horror and dark in the story. The setting "windows were darkened by the sweeping boughs of the trees, and the ivy which had overgrown them" is like a haunted house like and made me feel like it's just another horror story. "What is done in youth can never be undone in age!" the house is haunted because it's full of corrupt and failure of nobility.
The narrator of The Old Nurse is Hester who is a nurse to a lovechild. Due to the establishment of the aristocracy, Lord Furnivall is above everyone and he is the complete owner of the Furnivall Manor and he is the boss. The fact that she is the caretaker of the lovechild of the former Miss Furnivall, Lord Furnivall's ostracized daughter, makes it okay for Hester to be kept in the dark. Due to her social class as a nurse, she is overlooked and brushed off by the other employees except for the one below her class which was Miss Dorothy. Because Dorothy is below her social class, she feels as if she has to get on Hester's good graces.