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17 July, 06:35

Read the excerpt from Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own."

The boy bent over her and stared at the long pink-gold hair and the half-shut sleeping eyes. Then he looked up and stared at Mr. Shiftlet. "She looks like an angel of Gawd," he murmured.

"Hitch-hiker," Mr. Shiftlet explained. "I can't wait. I got to make Tuscaloosa."

The boy bent over again and very carefully touched his finger to a strand of the golden hair and Mr. Shiftlet left.

Which statement most accurately represents the excerpt's larger idea?

A) Getting what you want may not make you happy.

B) Beauty and truth appear in unexpected places.

C) Social isolation may lead people to act immorally.

D) You may not get everything that you have bargained for.

(its not C)

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  1. 17 July, 07:39
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    B) Beauty and truth appear in unexpected places.

    This story revolves around Mr. Shiftlet, a tramp, who arrives at a desolated farm, offering his handy-man skills as the exchange for shelter and food. Mrs. Crater accepts his offer, seeing in him potential husband for her mute and deaf daughter, Lucynell. However, Shiftlet's true intentions show up after the marriage; he runs away with the car and the honeymoon money, leaving asleep Lucynell at the diner counter.

    The dialogue from this excerpt is happening at the diner's, just as Shiftlet prepares to leave Lucynell and run away.

    The boy notices asleep Lucynell and seeing her with his true, honest child's eyes, acknowledges her beauty comparing her to an angel; something Shiftlet was completely unaware of and unable to see because of his greed.

    This statement from a complete stranger, a mere boy, shoke and disturbed Shiftlet, leaving him with a feeling of guilt, which however wasn't enough to stop him from leaving.
  2. 17 July, 08:00
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    B) Beauty and truth appear in unexpected places.

    Explanation:

    This story revolves around Mr. Shiftlet, a tramp, who arrives at a desolated farm, offering his handy-man skills as the exchange for shelter and food. Mrs. Crater accepts his offer, seeing in him potential husband for her mute and deaf daughter, Lucynell. However, Shiftlet's true intentions show up after the marriage; he runs away with the car and the honeymoon money, leaving asleep Lucynell at the diner counter.

    The dialogue from this excerpt is happening at the diner's, just as Shiftlet prepares to leave Lucynell and run away.

    The boy notices asleep Lucynell and seeing her with his true, honest child's eyes, acknowledges her beauty comparing her to an angel; something Shiftlet was completely unaware of and unable to see because of his greed.

    This statement from a complete stranger, a mere boy, shoke and disturbed Shiftlet, leaving him with a feeling of guilt, which however wasn't enough to stop him from leaving.
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