Social structure definitely played an important role in Hammurabi’s Code. The social structure was very precise and was made up of three different classes, the Awilum or Upper class, the Mushkenum or free man class, and the Wardum or slave class. There is a free man class because as stated in the code, a slave could buy their freedom. In this society, you were one of the three classes, there was no other option. It was simple yet organized and efficient. Hammurabi did not find everyone in each class equal, yet within each class, he treated them fairly and with the rights they deserved. Another reason social structure is important to the code is because some of the laws were modified for each class. These laws were modified because the people that were more important and have done more for society deserve larger rewards than people who haven’t done anything. The social structure was included in so many parts of the code, it simply couldn't do without. Plus, it helped Hammurabi achieve his goal of organization and strength. Social structure was important to Hammurabi’s Code because of the different classes and modified laws for each class.