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Serpent

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"'Yes-s' repeated the Director, lingering, a serpent, on the 's'."

Huxley compares the Director to a serpent in this quotation. What can be inferred from this comparison? Choose ALL that apply.

A

The serpent is often thought of as helpless because he must remain so low to the ground; the Director is feeling helpless as regards the dilemma he is currently facing.

B

The serpent creates an air of evilness because the animals is associated with sneakiness; the Director emits an air of betrayal in his words and actions.

C

The serpent is conniving and always looking for a way to bring another down; like the serpent, the Director is meticulously planning the takedown of his enemy.

D

The serpent, as well as the Director, creates a sense of the unexpected and unknown because of the technique of drawing out the last syllable of his words.

E

The serpent and the Director are both humble beings who strive to achieve their goals through honest methods.