The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Octopus by Frank Norris:|
great concourse of people, frightened at the idea of the killing
of so many rabbits, drew back in her place, her young-girl eyes
troubled and filled with a vague distress. Hilma, very much
excited, leaned from the carry-all, anxious to see everything,
watching for rabbits, asking innumerable questions of Annixter,
who rode at her side.
The change that had been progressing in Hilma, ever since the
night of the famous barn-dance, now seemed to be approaching its
climax; first the girl, then the woman, last of all the Mother.
Conscious dignity, a new element in her character, developed.
The shrinking, the timidity of the girl just awakening to the