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Details Suggest Wife's Tone

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Follow the link to read the last 500 words of the short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver. CTRL + F the following phrase “opened up her eyes”.

When the wife wakes up to see what her husband and the man who is blind are doing, the description provided states she "opened up her eyes and gazed at us. She sat up on the sofa, her robe hanging up."

What do the details in this line suggest about her tone toward the activity she witnesses?

A

That she is appalled it is happening.

B

That she is shocked it is happening.

C

That she is shocked it is happening.

D

That she is pleasantly surprised it is happening.

E

That she is a bit amused it is happening.