Read this excerpt from the passage: [14] Thereafter Madame Loisel knew the horrible existence of the needy. She bore her part,

Read this excerpt from the passage:
[14] Thereafter Madame Loisel knew the horrible existence of the needy. She bore her part, however, with sudden heroism. That dreadful debt must be paid. She would pay it. They dismissed their servant; they changed their lodgings; they rented a garret under the roof.
[15] She came to know what heavy housework meant and the odious cares of the kitchen. She washed the dishes, using her dainty fingers and rosy nails on greasy pots and pans. She washed the soiled linen, the shirts and the dishcloths, which she dried upon a line; she carried the slops down to the street every morning and carried up the water, stopping for breath at every landing. And dressed like a woman of the people, she went to the fruiterer, the grocer, the butcher, a basket on her arm, bargaining, meeting with impertinence, defending her miserable money, sou by sou. . . .
[16] This life lasted ten years.
[17] At the end of ten years they had paid everything, everything, with the rates of usury and the accumulations of the compound interest. . . .
How does the author use pacing to affect tension in this excerpt?
A.
The author speeds up the pace to ease tension as readers learn how Madame Loisel’s life changed after she lost the necklace.
B.
The author speeds up the pace to build tension as readers learn how Madame Loisel’s life changed after she lost the necklace.
C.
The author slows down the pace to ease tension as readers learn how Madame Loisel’s life changed after she lost the necklace.
D.
The author slows down the pace to build tension as readers learn how Madame Loisel’s life changed after she lost the necklace.

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