- Words: 734
- Length: 3 Pages
- Topic: Family and Marriage
- Paper #: 38590432
House of Mirth is set in New York high society in the 1920s, where the affluent have little more to do than to criticize and gossip about one another. Their conversations with each other are filled with snappy comments and sugarcoated insults. Despite their wealth, their setting, an environment filled with insecurities and constant arguments, taints the characters.
The main character, Lily Bart breaks through the setting with her independent