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"Our tragedy"

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Nobel Prize Address, William Faulkner, 1950

Faulkner, William. "Banquet Speech." Nobel Banquet. City Hall, Stockholm. 10 Dec. 1950. Nobelprize.org. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

The opening sentences of paragraph 2 (“Our tragedy…blown up?”) primarily conveys

A

the anxiety of the average man in the modern world.

B

the need for religion in the solving of social issues.

C

the simplicity that modern technology affords to individuals.

D

the necessity of violence to end international conflicts

E

the determination required by leaders to uphold justice.