English II

Read the passage and answer the question that follows.

from Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift

My gentleness and good behaviour had gained so far on the emperor and his court, and indeed upon the army and people in general, that I began to conceive hopes of getting my liberty in a short time. I took all possible methods to cultivate this favourable disposition. The natives came, by degrees, to be less apprehensive of any danger from me. I would sometimes lie down, and let five or six of them dance on my hand; and at last the boys and girls would venture to come and play at hide-and-seek in my hair. I had now made a good progress in understanding and speaking the language. The emperor had a mind one day to entertain me with several of the country shows, wherein they exceed all nations I have known, both for dexterity and magnificence. I was diverted with none so much as that of the rope-dancers, performed upon a slender white thread, extended about two feet, and twelve inches from the ground. Upon which I shall desire liberty, with the reader's patience, to enlarge a little.

Based on the information in this passage, the story's events will most likely focus on
a. the characteristics of the society visited by the narrator b.the narrator's attempts to forcibly break free from the emperor's control the c.entertainments attended by the narrator over time the
****d. narrator's efforts to develop a good relationship with the other characters****

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