GED Reasoning through Language Arts 4.5 Reading Skills

In this GED question, figure out the author's purpose in focusing on the Button couple's "enviable position" in society. GED Reasoning through Language Arts: Reading Skills Drill 4, Problem 5

English I EOC AssessmentRelevant Information
GEDGED Reading Skills
ReadingAnalysis
Reasoning Through Language ArtsReading Skills
VocabularyAnalyze how an author uses the meaning of a key term

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which of the following is the author's most likely purpose

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in focusing on the button couples Enviable position in society

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The answer choices Bala All right well wow Fitzgerald is

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giving us a lot of fresh and sassy attitude in

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these few paragraphs with references to fashionable hospitals and the

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this family and that family well it's pretty clear fitzy

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doesn't take the buttons or other elites very seriously He

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has his tongue firmly planted in his cheek here poking

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fun at the absurdity of their attitudes excesses and lifestyle

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So what exactly is he up Tio fitzgerald is definitely

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not trying to identify with these people and the fact

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that the buttons have a high position in society may

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contribute to the plot but that's not the reason fitzgerald's

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placed them in the spotlight he's criticizing the buttons questioning

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and mocking their motivations and priorities which makes a the

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correct answer Luckily hospitals haven't gone out of style Sometimes

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natural seems unnatural very quickly sort of like when we 00:01:27.42 --> [endTime] got indoor plumbing