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The End of the Line

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What is symbolic about the following description of the train station in chapter XIX, where Jake arrives to retrieve Brett?

The Norte station in Madrid is the end of the line. All trains finish there. They don’t go on anywhere.

A

It represents Jake’s need to clarify the future of his relationship with Brett.

B

It represents Jake’s belief about Brett’s ability to move forward successfully.

C

It represents Brett’s fear that Pedro will die in a bull-fight.

D

It represents Jake’s desire to relocate to Madrid permanently.

E

It represents Brett’s concern that Mike will not be able to commit to the marriage.