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Rationalizing the Hopelessness

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The Jungle
The following is an excerpt from chapter 14 of the novel. The novel focuses and discusses the lives of immigrants within industrialized cities.

What effect is created in lines 74-75 ("the vast city in which they lived...")?

A

To indicate the expanse of their sadness through physical examples.

B

To emphasize how hopeless and lost the characters were both physically and emotionally.

C

To extend the claim made in the prior paragraph.

D

To list similar landscapes that are isolated and dreary.