Exploring Relevance of the Proletariat-Bourgeoise Interplay in the Great Expectations for Understanding Socio-Economic Challenges in Contemporary Pakistani Society

Authors

  • Khalid Lecturer, Department of English University of Swabi, KP, Pakistan
  • Dr. Sania Gul Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Swabi, KP, Pakistan
  • Naznina Hakim Khan Lecturer of English, Department of Basic Science, University of Engineering and Technology Mardan, KP, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II)31

Keywords:

Bourgeoisie and Proletariat, Class Consciousness, Class Struggle, Pakistani Society, Victorian Society And Socio-Economic Relations

Abstract

The paper discusses socio-economic relations of the bourgeoisie and proletariat relating them to present-day contemporary Pakistani society. The paper is broken down into sections where class consciousness, struggle, and mobility are discussed in view of a Marxist framework and aligned with that of the Victorian English era and that of today's Pakistan. The present paper, therefore, employing qualitative research methods, including close reading, finds persistent class conflicts and socio-economic disparities, in unison with the struggles laid down by Dickens in his narrative. The implications of the findings strongly hint at the fact that these historical literary insights can be of substantial help in guiding socio-economic reforms within the domain of Pakistan. Future research recommendations are to point towards precise measures on how class disparities in Pakistani society could be alleviated.

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Published

2024-05-01

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Khalid, Gul, S., & Khan, N. H. (2024). Exploring Relevance of the Proletariat-Bourgeoise Interplay in the Great Expectations for Understanding Socio-Economic Challenges in Contemporary Pakistani Society. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 8(2), 351–360. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II)31