ACT Reading 1.8 Prose Fiction
ACT Reading 1.8 Prose Fiction. Why does the author spend so much time discussing the anecdote of the old woman?
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|Literary Fiction||Isolated Scenes|
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|Reading Literature||Analyze how complex characters develop and interact|
So why does Dickens spend so much time talking about this lady?
Does the anecdote, or little story, set a serious tone for the passage?
Not really. The whole thing is actually pretty funny.
Could it be B? Does the description of the old woman give us the scoop on the narrator's community?
Yeah, it definitely does. By going into details about the old lady, Dickens gives us a taste
of what the larger community is like.
We'll keep B in mind as we push on.
What about C? Is the old woman the narrator's grandmother?
Absolutely not. The narrator doesn't say that at all. Buh-bye, C.
OK, last one. Does the anecdote show how much the narrator hated the sea?
Nope, the narrator never says he hates the sea.
Looks like B is the only one that works. Dickens is just giving us a taste of the community.
And boy does it taste...um...British?