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The author gives some discourse regarding the value of the struggle of earning a living. While this varies in its degree of difficulty, he claims that it is ennobling and educative for the individuals who participate. Readers may find they have a variety of their own feelings about this. SK does admit that in many cases, men can be coaxed to confess that they will only work for what he calls "their daily bread" when they are not given an alternative. He writes also about money. Through doing so it is evident that he is writing from and for the middle class. He shows radical ignorance of the idle rich, or the not-so-idle rich, and he writes of poverty as if it were a frightful foreigner.

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