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Which of the following statements is most likely true about the narrator?

Fall of the House of Usher, excerpt
By Edgar Allan Poe
The room in which I found myself was very large and lofty. The windows were long, narrow, and pointed, and at so vast a distance from the black oaken floor as to be altogether inaccessible from within. Feeble gleams of encrimsoned light made their way through the trellised panes, and served to render sufficiently distinct the more prominent objects around; the eye, however, struggled in vain to reach the remoter angles of the chamber, or the recesses of the vaulted and fretted ceiling. Dark draperies hung upon the walls. The general furniture was profuse, comfortless, antique, and tattered. Many books and musical instruments lay scattered about, but failed to give any vitality to the scene. I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow. An air of stern, deep, and irredeemable gloom hung over and pervaded all.

Which of the following statements is most likely true about the narrator? 
Select one:
a. He feels glad to be where he is.
b. He wants to move into this house.
c. He feels sad looking at this room.
d. He is angry with someone who lives here.

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Callie H. | National Board Certified Teacher can help you/your child in all areasNational Board Certified Teacher can hel...
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He says he, "felt I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow."  That indicates he is not glad to be there, and he certainly doesn't want to move in.  There is no indication he is angry.  So the answer must be C, that he feels sad.