AP English Literature and Composition 1.2 Passage Drill 7
AP English Literature and Composition 1.2 Passage Drill 7. Which of the following best describes the narrator's feelings about the acquisition of wealth?
|AP English Literature and Composition||Imagery and Figurative Language|
Passage Drill 7
|English||Imagery and Figurative Language|
|Product Type||AP English Literature|
|Reading Literature||Analyze how complex characters develop and interact|
|Voice and Tone||Identifying a character's tone or attitude|
Identifying author's tone or mood
unless you're a Buddhist monk or that baby from the Capital One commercials.
But how does this narrator feel about the acquisition of money?
In other words, what does he think about the way money is acquired, or what that says about
the people who acquire it?
Does he think it makes people look greedy?
We should hope not. We like to acquire money.
The narrator acknowledges the importance of having money, so the desire to acquire it
must not be a bad thing.
Do only naturally immoral people want to acquire wealth?
Eh, pretty much the same thing as A. If this were true, we'd have a lot of very moral,
starving or dead people lying around.
C also focuses on morality, and we should have a pretty good idea by now that the narrator
doesn't think acquiring money has much to do with whether you're a good person or not.
Is the acquisition of wealth mostly a matter of chance?
Well, yeah. According to our narrator, anyway. He indicates it can have to do with the family
you marry into, inheritances you may or may not receive...
...basically, there are a lot of factors at play in determining whether or not someone
strikes it rich, and not everyone can be the inventor of Velcro.
D's our answer.
Just to wrap things up, E is a bogus option, because the narrator would never dream of
insinuating that we shouldn't be acquiring wealth.
In fact, he probably wouldn't even mind if you tipped him for writing this passage.
Just be sure not to under-tip. You don't want it to be insulting.