Community Web Version Now Available
Wu Ting
How would you interpret the last sentence in the context? How would you interpret the last sentence ‘In the room there was a feeling tense as conspiracy or as the deadly quiet before an explosion’. Would I interpret it as: In the room there was a feeling (which was as) tense as conspiracy or as the deadly quiet before an explosion? Thanks! It’s from The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by McCullers. the context: ‘Get out,’ the Negro said. ‘Wait--’ Jake said helplessly. ‘Why do you say that?’ ‘This is my house.’ Jake could not draw his eyes away from the Negro’s terrible face. ‘But why?’ ‘You are a white man and a stranger.’ Jake did not leave. He walked with cumbersome caution to one of the straight white chairs and seated himself. The Negro moved his hands on the counterpane. His black eyes glittered with fever. Jake watched him. They waited. In the room there was a feeling tense as conspiracy or as the deadly quiet before an explosion.
Sep 2, 2017 2:17 PM
4
0
Answers · 4
Yes, "which was as" is exactly how I would interpret it
September 2, 2017
There's nothing to add to your correct understanding of it.
September 2, 2017
Wu Ting
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
Learning Language
English