A.The information shows that a remarkable event occurred on an ordinary day.
WIth this ending to the whole article, it gives a sensation of desolation, a rainy humid august day, it gives the sensation of being there, of something really big happened with the first ever US president to resign, and the weather couldn´t be worst, rainy, crowds gathered, and all in shock.
D. To emphasize the importance of reputation
Hero must learn to be fierce
Option D is the correct answer.
In the excerpt, the speaker emphasizes the importance of reputation. He mentions how his father was "well known abroad (...) every wise counselor throughout the world remembers him well". The speaker remarks good qualities such as wise, well known, noble. Also, this experiences are brought by the age, understood when the speaker say his father "saw many winters before he passed away."
Option# C: To emphasize the importance of reputation
In these lines, the author is remembering his father by defining his virtues and good traits. It is clearly evident that the author's intent is to bring light to his father's reputation and to convey the message to the listeners that he also belong to a noble lineage.
Hence, in the light of given facts extracted from the excerpt, the correct answer is option# C.
Read these lines from Beowulf: My own father was well known abroad, a noble battle-leader, Ecgtheow by name. He saw many winters before he passed on, old, from our courtyards; every wise counselor throughout the world remembers him well. What best explains why the author includes this information in the rising action?
The answer is C.To emphasize the importance of a reputation.
The answer is D. The author is giving an account of the heroe's actions and abilities. He shows the hero was feared. However, by the end of the excerpt , he mentions the hero was at a time helpless and confused. By the way he starts his narration, we could infer he wants this hero to be remembered and he will probably continue ennumerating his brave deeds.
The author includes this information in the exposition in order to (B.) remember the famous story of a popular hero.
In Beowulf, Scyld Scefing is presented as the founding king of the Danes but also as an ideal ruler and a legendary warrior. Moreover, in the story, Scyld is Hrothgar's great-grandfather. He is part of the exposition due to his achievements and the power he gained throughout his life and also for the legacy he left to the Danes. Scyld Scefing is remembered because he was a good king and a fearless hero ("he terrified warriors").