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The Remains of the Day

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Like a Second Skin

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Which of these analogies does Mr. Stevens use to describe a great butler’s professionalism?

A

"Professionalism is the coronet that sits upon the head of a butler, and is no less heavier."

B

"A great butler’s professionalism manifested itself in one’s ability to 'achieve the illusion of absence.'"

C

"The greatest of butlers is a general to his serving men, ever prepared for battle under the mantle of composure."

D

"A butler’s ultimate greatness resides in combining the skills of a surgeon and a sorcerer."

E

"The great butlers wear their professionalism as a gentleman will wear his suit; he will not let ruffians or circumstances tear it off him in the public gaze."