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