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?
Mr. Stevens has to lean against the corridor walls to support himself.
He shuts himself out or is shut out of events that are unfolding.
The corridor lights keep dimming as he walks.
The brandy glasses fall and shatter, causing him embarrassment.
His footsteps echo loudly in the cavernous corridors.