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How does the word festive in Paragraph 1 affect the meaning of the paragraph?

of this festive composition each boy had one porringer and no more except on occasions of great public rejoicing when he had two ounces and a quarter of bread besides.

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The word festive is meant to be sarcastic. Porridge is not a festive meal..... it's gruel mean to fill the stomach, nothing more. Unfortunately, the boys were not even given enough to fill their bellys.

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How does the word festive in paragraph 1 affect the meaning of the paragraph

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