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The Remains of the Day

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"The apparel oft proclaims the man." Shakespeare

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Mr. Stevens’s reminiscences, told in his eminently recognizable voice, convey many aspects of his character traits, pre-eminent among which is his firm loyalty to his erstwhile employer, Lord Darlington.

Which of Mr. Stevens’s statements given below best conveys his loyalty?

A

“It has been my privilege to see the best of England over the years, sir, within these very walls.”

B

“Now naturally, like many of us, I have a reluctance to change too much of the old ways.”

C

“I undertook for myself a number of duties which you may consider most broad-minded of a butler to do.”

D

“…one never knows when one might be obliged to give out that one is from Darlington Hall, and it is important that one be attired at such times in a manner worthy of one’s position.”

E

“And if in the present case the staff plan is at fault, blame can be laid at no one’s door but my own.”