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AlexanderPhantomhive

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"Editha" by William Dean Howells is a story about characters who ritualistically follow the popular beliefs and norms of society even though they may be ignorant and emotionally distanced from actual facts and circumstances. Which lines in the excerpt suggest this character trait?

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  1. AlexanderPhantomhive
    • one year ago
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    Her father went with her on the long railroad journey from northern New York to western Iowa; he had business out at Davenport, and he said he could just as well go then as any other time; and he went with her to the little country town where George's mother lived in a little house on the edge of the illimitable cornfields, under trees pushed to a top of the rolling prairie. George's father had settled there after the Civil War, as so many other old soldiers had done; but they were Eastern people, and Editha fancied touches of the East in the June rose overhanging the front door, and the garden with early summer flowers stretching from the gate of the paling fence. It was very low inside the house, and so dim, with the closed blinds, that they could scarcely see one another: Editha tall and black in her crapes which filled the air with the smell of their dyes; her father standing decorously apart with his hat on his forearm, as at funerals; a woman rested in a deep arm-chair, and the woman who had let the strangers in stood behind the chair.

  2. AlexanderPhantomhive
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    ***ONE OR MORE ANSWERS ACCEPTED**** A) he had business out at Davenport B) he said he could just as well go then as any other time; C) George's father had settled there after the Civil War, as so many other old soldiers had done D) It was very low inside the house, and so dim, with the closed blinds, E) Editha tall and black in her crapes which filled the air with the smell of their dyes; F) her father standing decorously apart with his hat on his forearm, as at funerals;

  3. sky_guy02
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    OK SO THE ANSWER IS I REALLY DONT KNOW TBH

  4. millsemily
    • one year ago
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    I'm thinking D, and F for sure. But maybe that's just me. Maybe B.. Sorry, I'm unsure :/

  5. AlexanderPhantomhive
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    youre the best, thanks so much :)

  6. millsemily
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    I hope you get it right! For your sake and mine >.>

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