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In chapter 2, Robert Cohn encourages Jake to go on an adventure with him. Which piece of biographical information about these two characters helps to explain the following exchange?

But I felt sorry for him. He had it badly.
“I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it.”
“Nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bull-fighters.”
“I’m not interested in bull-fighters. That’s an abnormal life. I want to go back in the country in South America. We could have a great trip.”
“Did you ever think about going to British East Africa to shoot?”
“No, I wouldn’t like that.”
“I’d go there with you.”
“No; that doesn’t interest me.”

A

Jake is a war veteran, but Cohn is not.

B

Cohn is an Ivy League graduate, but Jake is not.

C

Cohn is divorced, but Jake is not.

D

Both Cohn and Jake are American.

E

Both Cohn and Jake are in love with Brett.