Options are A. creating reader sympathy for them, B. depersonalizing of the landonwers, C. soothing the landowners guilt, D. pacifying the evicted tenants, and E. angering the banks.
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Could you rewrite the second option above? B?
E. angering the banks.
I'm not sure about your use of "ironic" here but the but Corporations were upset over how the book and subsequent film made them look.
@ Jill and Aslan, this is how my teacher has the options written...
Okay, well then Aslan and I disagree. Steinbeck is not attempting to create sympathy for the banks, nor is he trying to soothe the landowner's guilt....
they no longer have their land.... the bank does. Your question also make no reference to anyone's "reactions" to the book itself. Thus, I have to say that personifying the bank as a machine, whereas the bank itself takes on those same traits (everything is cold, hard facts), also serves to depersonalize the banks relationship with the landowners. I'll go with B.
Like I said, I don't see the irony in any of these in the context of your question. I do know that Banks were upset over the book and movie though.
You betcha..... it was a poorly written question. That's why I asked for clarification. Your guess is as good as mine.