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John Updike

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"They would have burned her"

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…if she’d been born at the right time they would have burned her over in Salem…

What feelings does Sammy convey with this historical allusion?

A

Sammy is calling the customer at his register a witch, essentially saying he doesn’t like her attitude and tone.

B

Sammy is calling the customer at his register a prude by comparing her to the Puritans.

C

Sammy is indicating that the customer at his register is very religious by comparing her to the Puritans.

D

Sammy is calling the customer at his register very adventurous by comparing her to the first settlers in America.

E

Sammy is calling the customer at his register very clever by comparing her to New Englanders in general.