One thing I noticed as I read on further was the assumptions made by characters concerning class. It was almost as if they expected a certain character to behave in a particular fashion in accordance with their social standing. I realize this is not a main theme of the play, but I couldn’t help noticing on several different occasions that characters seemed to have predetermined how one should behave according to what class they assumed that person belonged to and would treat them in accordance with that assumption. They come to these assumptions based on a number of things -clothes being the one I noticed most perhaps. For example, when Miss Hardcastle gets mistaken for the barmaid and aims to keep up the delusion in order to see Marlow’s true character. It is not why she keeps up this act that interested me because that is pretty clearly stated in the text during her conversation with the maid, but it is the fact that everybody treats her differently when they think she is the barmaid. It is almost the same with Hardcastle as Marlow thinks he is of a lower class so the way he behaves is surprising and somewhat unpleasing to Marlow. (Most of this happens towards the end of the third act as far as I remember). I didn’t really notice the food aspect of signifying status as much until it was pointed out on the blog and I see that now, but was anyone else also drawn to these assumptions being a fairly important part of the play in the sense that they really outline the views of the social structure at that time?