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court. II. The author shows extreme enthusiasm on
the part of the speaker but noticeably excludes any reaction from others involved in the conversation.
III. The speaker admits in hindsight that his reaction was "perhaps a little too extravagant."
And here are the potential answers… Foreshadowing. If we recall, that’s the
deal where one thing happens or is mentioned, and it gives us a clue about something else
that’s coming down the pike…
…it’s like a movie trailer that gives away far too much of the plot. In other words…
every movie trailer. Okay, so now we’re given three possibilities.
Could be just one of ‘em; could be a couple.
Any time we get the roman numeral set-up here, we have to remember not to fill in any bubbles
until we’ve checked ‘em all out…
We always have to try I<<aye>>, then II <<aye-aye>>, then… III <<ay-ay-ay>>.
The first one suggests that “The author juxtaposes the speaker's excitement with the
curious absence of struldbrugs from court.”
Well, sure. We go straight from the author’s enthusiasm about struldbrugs… to his mention
that they are notably absent from court.
Hey, maybe they had a good excuse to get out of jury duty.
Oh, okay, wrong court. So if One is true, then we can eliminate choice
Roman numeral Two says that “The author shows extreme enthusiasm on the part of the
speaker but noticeably excludes any reaction from others involved in the conversation.”
Lack of reaction from anyone else? Check.
Why nothing from the peanut gallery? Hm… mystery, intrigue…
We’re on board with Number Two. So with One and Two both true, our answer
must be either B or E…
Let’s take a look at Number Three: “The speaker admits in hindsight that his reaction
was "perhaps a little too extravagant."
We’ve got a direct quote here, so should be pretty easy to fact-check.
Do we see this phrase somewhere in the passage? Sure do – line 22. And because he is admitting
he was over-the-top… it could certainly be foreshadowing that he was wrong about something.
So all three options work… and our answer is E.
Man… the things some people will do to get out of court…