Texas EOC English 1: 2.9 Understanding and Analysis of Literary Texts
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|Texas EOC||Understanding and Analysis of Literary Texts|
|Texas EOC English I||Understanding and Analysis of Literary Texts|
Tone is the general attitude of a piece.
Is it light and chipper? [Happy roach]
Is it dark and depressing? [Sad roach]
Or does it somehow shift over time?
Option (A) claims that the passage starts out joyous, or overly happy.
But we can’t imagine waking up as a cockroach would make anybody all that excited. [Sees self in mirror]
Unsurprisingly, Gregor doesn’t seem thrilled about his situation.
So we’ll cross this one off the list. [Smashes mirror]
(D) might make sense for some people.
We’d be ticked if we randomly transformed into a bug…or an actual tick.
Gregor doesn’t seem mad, though. [Giant bug]
And he definitely never accepts it.
So option (D) has to go.
Choice (C) is moving in the right direction, especially with the whole depressed thing.
Gregor does seem generally depressed about a lot of things.
But he doesn’t end up being hopeful by the end of the passage. [Trying on shoes]
It would take a serious optimist to see the bright side in being a bug.
The correct answer is (B).
Oddly enough, Gregor doesn’t initially seem too bothered by the fact that he has woken
up as a cockroach. [TV static]
He doesn't believe it's true and thinks it’s a hallucination brought on by exhaustion.
But as the story moves forward, he becomes more worried that it's true. [Screaming woman]
He becomes almost panicked as his family starts checking on him.
Once again, proving how hard it can be to live up to our family’s expectations.
Yes, we know Cousin Bill is a doctor…