A proper way of living

“I wonder you stand it,” said Mr. Graves. “Now there’s none of that here. A quiet, orderly, domestic life, Mr. Bunter, has much to be said for it. Meals at regular hours; decent, respectable families to dinner–none of your painted women–and no valeting at night, there’s much to be said for it. I don’t hold with Hebrews as a rule, Mr. Bunter, and of course I understand that you may find it to your advantage to be in a titled family, but there’s less thought of that these days…”(32)

The length of Mr. Graves’ sentences grows exponentially from the start of his dialogue to the end. He starts by disparaging certain lifestyles and groups and ends praising Sir Reuben and Miss Ford, revealing a tension between the upper and lower classes, especially in regards to what he evidently sees as a ‘proper’ way to live/old money vs new money; also, obviously, he’s very antisemitic, which seems to so far reflect a certain attitude surrounding Jews in the broader society.