Araby every morning i lay on the floor in the front parlour watching her door. the blind was pulled down to within an inch of the sash so that i could not be seen. when she came out on the doorstep my heart leaped. i ran to the hall, seized my books and followed her. i kept her brown figure always in my eye and, when we came near the point at which our ways diverged, i quickened my pace and passed her. this happened morning after morning. i had never spoken to her, except for a few casual words, and yet her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood. what is the general tone of the passage? a. courageous b. comical c. passionate d. fearful
A. The author's infatuation with girl.
In this excerpt from a short story Araby by James Joyce we are introduced with a young boy who fell in love with a girl who lives across the street. He waits in the front room of his house for her to appear and then hastily runs outside to follow her until their paths split. Expressions like when she came out on the doorstep my heart leaped, then her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood and the fact that he waits for her every day give us a clear statement of author`s infatuation with the girl.
Please select the best answer from the choices provided.
The answer is C. has been defeated by the world around him.
This would be a reasonable answer, because after that sentence, he proceeds to comment on how he chaffed against his work at school, and how he answered few questions in his class, whereas in paragraph one, he states how he found joy, even whilst conducting himself in labour.
The tone of this passage is flirtatious and loving. This is shown by phrases such as "my heart leaped" or "her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood."
Explanation:Because she is the one