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When Beneatha asks Mama why she is bringing the plant, Mama's response is, "It expresses me." (Hansberry 2:3)

How does this passage affect the mood of the scene?

A

Mama belittles Beneatha with her mocking tone.

B

Mama's playful attitude produces a festive mood.

C

The defensive tone of the remark underscores all of the family's problems.

D

The ironic tone of the statement reveals a lack of concern for the plant.

E

Mama's assertive tone restores order to the family.

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