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11 October, 16:06

Read the following excerpt from The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck:

And men with hoses squirt kerosene on the oranges, and

they are angry at the crime, angry at the people who have

come to take the fruit. A million people hungry, needing the

fruit-and kerosene sprayed over the golden mountains.

And the smell of rot fills the country.

Which statement best describes the effect of the metaphor on the excerpt's

meaning?

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A. It makes the oranges seem like a peer to the people to reveal a

search for meaning.

O

B. It likens oranges to kerosene to show how angry people were

because so much food was going to waste.

O

C. It links two unlike concepts - peaches and golden mountains - to

indicate the groves grew in the mountains.

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D. It compares oranges to "golden mountains to contrast wasted

abundance and hungry people.

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  1. 11 October, 16:18
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    Answer: The right answer is the D) It compares oranges to "golden mountains" to contrast wasted abundance and hungry people.

    Explanation: Just to elaborate a little on the answer, it can be added that here Steinbeck is denouncing the atrocity that took place during the Great Depression, where food was literally and purposedly wasted and destroyed rather than given, for free, to the people that needed it desperately. The fields were filled with oranges, to the extent that they looked golden, yet the oranges were sprayed with kerosene so the hungry people could not take them without paying for them.
  2. 11 October, 17:06
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    Answer: its D
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