The dream of being liberated from the constraints of class is a common feature of fairy tales. The Prince and the Pauper is a great twist on the constraints of any class. But most often the lower class protagonist is presented as a diamond in the rough. “If only …..”
Life is lived yearning, depending on the kindness of those whose status is above yours. “If only …”
Overcoming hardships is often the work of lower class heroes.