How would auden most likely rewrite the following line(s) of the poem if brueghel's painting had depicted the farmer rescuing icarus? “the ploughman may have heard the splash the forsaken cry but for him it was not an important failure” a would remain unchanged b the ploughman heard the splash the forsaken cry, and for him it was a concerning situation c the ploughman most surely have heard the splash, the forsaken cry but for him it was not an important failure d. the ploughman could not have heard the splash, the silent cry so for him it was not an important failure
D. In Brueghel's Icarus, for instance: how everything turns
Quite worriedly toward the disaster
Brueghel's Icarus refers to a painting made by Pieter Brueghel, which puts the spotlight on the townsmen who were around during Icarus' mythological fall from the sky since he flew too close to the sun. It depicts the indifference of the witnesses, who were busy engaging with their pursuits to bother paying attention to the fact that Icarus had just fallen. Since Auden's poem is written in honor of the painting, (D) would be the best answer if the painting instead depicted the witnesses' concern over what is happening instead of indifference.