mack asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 6 months ago

English Student's Question: money did not affect the issue?

Could you help me understand the following passage from a novel?

As to the code of this class, it consisted almost entirely of what you should _not_ say and what you must _not_ do. Everything of any importance had been settled, and rightly settled, long ago. Your duty was to conform and to serve. You were "the right type," or you weren't. Money did not affect the issue one way or the other. And there weren't problems. Democracy was responsible for all social and political evils.

I am not sure what "Money did not affect the issue" means. I appreciate it very much if you could paraphrase this sentence. Thank you in advance!

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
    Best answer

    Money was of no consequence... one way to reword this. Also, money was one factor that had no relevance for the issue OR money was totally irrelevant for the issue. One last alternative is: The factors influencing the issue did not include money.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    The issue was not one of social class or wealth, but of one's compliance with the established order of things.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    How much money you had, how rich your family was, did not affect your status.

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