Bachelor of Arts in English
Margaret Case, Ph.D.
Amy Sherman-Palladino’s hit series Gilmore Girls (2000-2007) exposes how deeply ingrained class values are rooted in society. Lorelai Gilmore would “rather reenact parts of Stephen King’s novels” than talk to her upper-class parents. Yet, is she as anti-classist as she thinks? Does Rory also struggle with class identity? This thesis will explore these questions with surprising results.
Lombardo, Alexandra, "The Gilmore Girls’ Blind Subscription to Classism" (2021). English Theses. 9.