Read this excerpt from James Baldwin's "Notes of a Native Son":
He was, I think, very handsome. I gather this from photographs and from my own memories of him, dressed in his Sunday best and on his way to preach a sermon somewhere, when I was little. Handsome, proud, and ingrown, "like a toenail," somebody said.
Which sentence best explains how the use of simile in the excerpt supports Baldwin's purpose?
A. It compares Baldwin's father's bottled-up anger to an ingrown toenail to show that hatred is a condition that can worsen. B. It exaggerates the hatred of Baldwin's father to show that it can be a destructive force in a person's life. C. It likens Baldwin's memories of his father's physical appearance to a toenail to show that Baldwin wanted to cut his father off. D. It describes Baldwin's father in a way that appeals to the senses to show that the father welcomed by all of his neighbors.