Passage III


26. It can most reasonably be inferred that for the narrator, the image of the diver bursting through “the ocean’s
sparkling membrane” (line 52) symbolizes her:

  • F. fear of monsters and of the object in her bedroom.

  • G. crossing of the boundary separating her inner and
    outer lives.

  • H. struggle to maintain the separation between her
    inner and outer worlds.

  • J. bitterness at entering reality and leaving behind
    her comforting memories.