In the first three sentences of the passage (“He found … Malétroits”)

In the first three sentences of the passage (“He found …… Malétroits”), the details Denis observes upon entering the
Sire de Malétroit’s residence combine to create a sense of ..

A. Luxury appropriate to Malétroit’s privileged class
B. Barrenness to spotlight Malétroit himself
C. Darkness as a metaphor for Malétroit’s personality

 

D. Strangeness akin to Denis’ own discomfort
E. Poverty at odds with the family coat of arms

The answer is B : Barrenness to spotlight Malétroit himself


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