Read this excerpt from the grape of wrath: no man had touch the seed, or lusted for the growth. men ate what they had not raised, had no connection with the bread. the land bore under iron, and under iron gradually died; for it was not loved or hated, it had no prayers or curses. which word best describes the tone of this excerpt? a. curious b. frustrated c. detached d. sympathetic
The answer is: Detached
A detached kind of tone tells the whole truth of a story or passage. It is not meant to entertain. The excerpt above from "The Grapes of Wrath" shows that even if man didn't take part in the hard work of planting the fruit, he eats the fruit without wondering how it came about. So, there is a feeling of isolation between the man who planted the seed and the man who ate it. It shows a segregation between the two characters.
The novel was written by John Steinback and it was meant to show the conditions of the tenant farmers in Oklahoma during the Great Depression. Since it was written in a serious tone and told the truth, it uses the tone detached.