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Which of the following best describes the primary purpose of the passage below?

This was fascinating to Henry. He poked about with a bit of stick, that itself was wave-worn and whitened and a vagrant, and tried to control the motions of the scavengers. He made little runnels that the tide filled and tried to crowd them with creatures.

He became absorbed beyond mere happiness as he felt himself exercising control over living things. He talked to them, urging them, ordering them. Driven back by the tide, his footprints became bays in which they were trapped and gave him the illusion of mastery.


It further develops Henry's character by showing his fascination with power and control over other living things.


It ironically shows the hopeless situation Henry finds himself in as he, like these creatures, is trapped by a power greater than his own and beyond his ability to understand.


It both provides an example of the innate desire for power within all people and foreshadows the feeling the hunters will experience when they exert their power over a pig.


'A' & 'B'


'A', 'B' & 'C'

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