ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL

Read the excerpt from Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms. “It could not be worse,” Passini said respectfully. “There is nothing worse than war.”
“Defeat is worse.”
“I do not believe it,” Passini said still respectfully. “What is defeat? You go home.”
“They come after you. They take your home. They take your sisters.”
“I don’t believe it,” Passini said. “They can’t do that to everybody. Let everybody defend his home. Let them keep their sisters in the house.”

This excerpt exemplifies how Hemingway uses short sentences that

A.are still loaded with meaning.
B.contain very little more meaning.
C.are purposefully difficult to understand.
D.hold limited symbolic value.

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Answer 1
Answer:

The best answer for this would be:

 

A. are still loaded with meaning.

 

In the excerpt, those little sentences are minimal yet have a lot of impact through how the characters are feeling. Instead of describing war, in a long monologue, he presented the topic by using short but meaningful words.

Answer 2
Answer:

Answer: A. Are still loaded with meaning.

Explanation: In the given excerpt from "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway, we can see a conversation between Passini and the narrator about the consequences of war, in this conversation, Hemingway uses short sentences like "defeat is worse" and "They come after you. They take your home. They take your sisters" even though they are very short, they are still loaded with meaning and emotions.


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