ACT Reading 2.9 Prose Fiction
ACT Reading 2.9 Prose Fiction. Based on its context in the passage, which of the following words would be the best replacement for "immolation"?
|ACT Reading||Meanings of Words From Context|
|English I EOC Assessment||Diction and Imagery|
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Literary||Poetic Structure, Prosody, Graphic Elementss|
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|Reading||Meaning of Words from Context|
So the first thing we can do is get rid of any choices that have a positive context.
This makes "happiness" easy to eliminate.
There's no way the narrator wants Fortunato to experience even the least bit of joy.
"Creation" sounds too positive as well, and it doesn't really make any sense in
How would the narrator be hiding "creation" behind his smile? Choice (D) is off the list.
The narrator's therapist might tell him that getting revenge on Fortunato is a way
of exerting power over him.
However, the context of the sentence tells us that the narrator is imagining Forunato's
immolation, not his own.
We can't imagine any situation where the narrator would want to give his enemy power,
so we can nix choice (B).
The word "immolation" actually means to kill someone as a sacrifice, especially by burning
them to death.
However, the narrator is using this term metaphorically. He doesn't necessarily want to set fire to
Fortunato; he wants revenge.
Answer (A) is the correct choice.