How are the lower and middle classes described? Provide quotations and examples.


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Lower classes- gamblers

"He knew that he would regret it in the morning, but at present he was glad of the rest, glad of the dark stupor that would cover up his folly. He leaned his elbows on the table and rested his head between his hands, counting the beats of his temples. The cabin door opened and he saw the Hungarian standing in a shaft of grey light: Daybreak, gentlemen! (Page 51)

Lower classes- thieves

“A small gold coin shone in the palm”(Page 65)

Lower classes

“squalid streets where the families of fishermen live”(Page 23).