Reading Question for Monday, August 3rd, 2015

PROSE FICTION: This passage is adapted from Elizabeth Bishop’s
short story "The Housekeeper" (©1984 by Alice Methfessel).

The details and events in the passage suggest that the friendship between the narrator and Mrs. Sennett would most accurately be described as:

  • F. stimulating, marked by a shared love of eccentric adventures.
  • G. indifferent, marked by occasional insensitivity to the needs of the other.
  • H. considerate, notable for the friends’ exchange of favors.
  • J. emotional, based on the friends’ long commitment to share their burdens with one another.