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The Remains of the Day

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Surrounded by Loneliness

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Out of the choices below, which one is a powerful symbol that deepens Mr. Stevens’s poignant loneliness as he goes about his duties on the night of the British Prime Minister’s meeting with Hitler’s representative at Darlington Hall?

A

Mr. Stevens has to lean against the corridor walls to support himself.

B

He shuts himself out or is shut out of events that are unfolding.

C

The corridor lights keep dimming as he walks.

D

The brandy glasses fall and shatter, causing him embarrassment.

E

His footsteps echo loudly in the cavernous corridors.