Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats Social Sensitivity

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Although Eliot obviously prefers Cats to Dogs (whom he characterizes as easygoing louts), generally he admires and satirizes his Cats without any discernible bias; social class and occupation seem irrelevant. The sole difficulties occur in his references to Siamese Cats as "Chinks" and Pekes as "Heathen Chinese," terms used to emphasize their status as outsiders.

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