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a different musical era, later than the 1940s
middle-aged people who are opera aficionados
the area of the city with street numbers higher than forty
the extravagant price of the lavish Opera House
the capacity of the new Opera House
prominent, established New Yorkers were enthralled with the new arrivals to the New York social scene.
prominent New Yorkers both loathed and welcomed the inevitable change heralded by these social newcomers.
prominent New Yorkers successfully excluded any new people from established New York society.
the established New Yorkers absolutely detested the relative newcomers to society.
New York was an entirely new city with no established social institutions or rituals.
an honest assessment of the audience
a scholarly commentary
a keen insight
an orchestrated representation
an astute observation
admiration of their commitment to equality
disdain for their extreme wealth
disgust at their oppression of lower socioeconomic classes
wry amusement at their attempt to appear to be egalitarian
outrage over their elitism
Newland Archer has a complete grasp of the reason for all of the social conventions which govern society.
Newland Archer realizes the extraordinary contribution that social rituals and traditions make to society.
Newland Archer is extremely uncomfortable with the inherent mystery of many of the social conventions that guide his behavior.
Newland Archer is content to live according to inscrutable social norms.
Newland Archer is committed to challenging meaningless, purposeless social conventions.
a personal friend of Newland Archer
A type of horse-drawn vehicle
A breed of horse
An early motor car
Usually used by lower classes
An early tram system
to poke fun at the simplistic lyrics of then-popular operas
to hint that Newland Archer may be preoccupied with something romantic in nature
to indicate that Newland Archer believes he is cultured and cosmopolitan
to show how important fitting into societal norms is to Newland Archer
to describe the vocal ability and sensuality of opera star Christine Nilsson
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