AP English Literature and Composition 1.8 Passage Drill 3
AP English Literature and Composition 1.8 Passage Drill 3. The chief effect of the sentence beginning in line 14 is to what?
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How does it go?
"In Princeton every one bantered in public and told themselves privately that their deaths
at least would be heroic."
All righty, first of all, what is this sentence saying?
Well, basically that everyone was saying one thing in public, and telling themselves something
else in private.
In other words, they were puffing out their feathers when talking to other people about
...but when left with their own thoughts, they started molting.
A and D don't work, because they only focus on one half of the equation.
B and E are out, because this isn't about deception.
It's less about what's said in public, and more about the distinction between that outward
cockiness and the inward fear...
...which option C nails right on the head.
At least "nails on the head" are one thing you generally don't have to worry about during war time.