Which lines in this excerpt from Guy de Maupassant’s short story “The Prisoners” portray the Prussian soldiers as likeable, sensitive people rather than as stereotypical soldiers?
a) "The detachment that came here the other day," replied the voice. b) "My men and I have lost our way in the forest since morning. Open the door or I'll break it down!" c) They entered, covered with snow, their helmets sprinkled with a creamy-looking froth, which gave them the appearance of meringues. d) They had placed their rifles and helmets in a corner and waited for supper, as well behaved as children on
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I'd go with D here. C sort of appeals to a visual, but D appeals to their personalities more. They placed their rifles and helmets in a corner, which, to me, is like putting away anything that could make them fierce. They're getting rid of their main protection and such. Then the fact that they behaved well(least I'm assuming, since the rest got cut off)