Free Flashcard From AP Lang & Comp: Discerning tone
Which of the following terms for tone apply to this quote? More than one may apply.
"For the great body of the people in any modern community, the proximate ground of expenditure in excess of what is required for physical comfort is not a conscious effort to excel in the expensiveness of their visible
consumption, so much as it is a desire to live up to the conventional standard of decency in the amount and grade of goods consumed."
(Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class)
confident, factual, objective, scholarly