Down and Out in Paris and London - Chapter 31 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 31 Summary

The narrator comments on some of the curious people he meets at Bozo's lodging house. At the lodging house, blacks and whites and Indians mix on equal terms, and the narrator finds this a bit uncomfortable. He also comments on the different kinds of beggars, even though begging is illegal in England. Some sell matches, some take pictures of people on the street and try to sell them. There are screevers like Bozo and street acrobats. He hypothesizes that beggars are universally despised simply because they do not make much money. He thinks that if begging were more profitable, people would like beggars more.

Chapter 31 Analysis

Chapters such as this one do not further the plot or create conflict, but they add depth to the overall theme of the book. This chapter also aids in character development because by the end of the chapter we understand the...

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