Read the excerpt from warriors don't cry. cameras flashed, bright lights stung my eyes, and reporters asked lots of questions for the next half hour. many of the reporters asked the attorneys what they planned to do to get rid of the troops. and questions were directed to elizabeth. she seemed shy about answering, but with mrs. bates's , she forced herself to say a few words. eventually, however, questions were directed to all of us. my heart raced with fear and anticipation as i observed the process. i was almost hypnotized by the wonder of it all. what is the author’s purpose for including these details?
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to describe her persona recollections to readers
"Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High" is an autobiography account first published in 1994 and written by Melba Pattillo Beals that recounts the experiences that went through the nine black teenagers that were chosen to be integrated to Central High School in 1957.
The correct answer is option c. The author's purpose for including the details showed in the excerpt provided was to inform readers about historical context, so that all of the events of the story would have a deeper meaning and understanding.
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Read the excerpt from Warriors Don't Cry.
Cameras flashed, bright lights stung my eyes, and reporters asked lots of questions for the next half hour. Many of the reporters asked the attorneys what they planned to do to get rid of the troops. And questions were directed to Elizabeth. She seemed shy about answering, but with Mrs. Bates' help, she forced herself to say a few words. Eventually, however, questions were directed to all of us. My heart raced with fear and anticipation as I observed the process. I was almost hypnotized by the wonder of it all.
Question: What is the author’s purpose for including these details?
Options:A) to describe her personal recollections to readers.B) to entertain readers with a humorous story.C) to explain the injustice of segregation to readers. D) to persuade readers of the importance of youth activism.
The correct answer is option: A) to describe her personal recollections to readers.
Explanation: The author uses details, personification and even hyperbole in order to describe her personal recollections to readers. She described her experience and everything she witnessed during the reporter's questions. She mentions ''bright lights'', ''My heart raced with fear and anticipation'' and ''was almost hypnotized''.
The author's purpose for including these details seems to be: to inform readers about historical context.
The historical context is of extreme importance in Warriors Don't Cry, by Melba Patillo Beals. She narrates the true story of the group known as the Little Rock Nine. She and the other eight African Americans part of the group were the first black people to attend Little Rock High School, in Arkansas. It's crucial to have information on the historical context to properly understand the importance of Melba's story and what a vital accomplishment it was in times of segregation.
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What is the author’s purpose for including these details?
A. To entertain readers with related stories
B. To entertain readers with colorful descriptions
C. To inform readers about the historical context
D. To inform readers about her town’s violent past
The answer to this question is C. To inform readers about the historical context
This excerpt belongs to the autobiography "Warriors Don't Cry" by Melba Patillo, which describes her experiences as she and other African-American students fought for their right to attend an all-white-school. In the excerpt, Patillo refers to a meeting with the press before the court hearing.
Moreover, in this passage, the author includes details such as "One was the NAACP attorney, Wiley Branton", "the famous lawyer Thurgood Marshall" or "the Supreme Court's 1954 school integration ruling" that focus on the historical context of the events.
For example, the detail about the Supreme Court decision in 1954 shows the events described occurred after the Supreme Court had demanded integration in schools, indeed, the events described by Melba occurred at the end of the 1950s. Also, the fact, important lawyers such as Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) are interested in supporting Melba and other students explain during this time there was a general interest in protecting the civil rights of African Americans. Thus, the purpose of these details is to explain the historical context.
to inform readers about historical context.
to inform readers about historical context.
The author has included these details to inform readers of the historical context of the story in the paragraph. The historical context, in this work, indicates circumstances or facts related to a moment of a certain time, such as a political, social, cultural and economic scenario, which are relevant to the story told and that will help the reader to understand some points of the narrative.
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