In The Hairy Ape, why is Paddy described as "extremely monkey-like?"

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InThe Hairy Ape, Paddy is described as follows:

...an old, wizened Irishman who is dozing, very drunk, on the benches forward. His face is extremely monkey-like with all the sad, patient pathos of that animal in his small eyes.

Paddy has been a worker on ships for a long time, and is now too old to shovel coal with the other shovelers; he performs menial labor around the ship and provides commentary from the perspective of someone who has worked on ships with better technology. His age...

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