The whole city is a postcard panorama. Like being inside a grade-school civics text. Today, at least, the monument-flanked boulevards flow with people of all races.
Lines 20-21 (“the whole .. text”) suggest which of the following about Delia’s reaction to the city?
C) She sees an idealized version of the city.
E) She is amazed by the sheer size of the city.
Why is the correct answer C?
Why is E wrong? I thought she would feel awe at the “postcard panorama” size city.
E is too specific. Even if the “postcard panorama” indicates size (there are also postcard panoramas that are just small, pretty villages–large cities are not the only things that can be postcard panoramas), you cannot argue that the “monument-flanked boulevards” and “people of all races” have to do with the city’s size. Not to mention how the city seems like a “grade-school civics text.”
All those things do suggest (and probably more so in the broader context of the piece) that the narrator views the city in the best possible light.