AP English Literature: An Upright Mind

An "upright mind" (lines 57) is best interpreted to mean

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rendered it necessary that he should approve highly to love

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strongly interesting Well let's think about it The speaker's dad

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perhaps learned his lesson after it not so great relationship

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and decided that any future lover would have to be

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close to perfect in terms of her values and behavior

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Well it's safe to say then that the bar was

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set pretty high for Caroline in terms of what she'd

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have to prove to him In order for him to

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love strongly she needed to meet his high expectations and

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values to even stand a chance So the answer here

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it's beat expectations and values Nice and their loser bowl

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well The speaker's dad did have high expectations They weren't

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grossly unrealistic And interpreting an upright mind as optimistic is

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taking the language a little too literally there So get

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rid of the sea If the mind is upright it

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wouldn't be accurate to describe it as resistant to change

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and innovation Say right there So get rid of deep

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or easily disappointed and underwhelmed Get rid of E right

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there and because the negative connotations behind the phrases So

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that's it It's a one that has set expectations and

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values nice and high for their kids I did