Read the excerpt below and answer the question. After the test, the group of conscripts was asked to sit at school desks and wri
te a short essay. I am not at all sure what we were asked to write about, perhaps it was the Army, or patriotism, or America. Choose the best synonym for the word conscripts as it is used in this excerpt from Goines's "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie." employees prisoners recruits students
As part of the Free Speech Movement, Goines was totally against war. In this way, when writing "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie", the author makes use of sarcasm to satirize the idea of recruits as being "conscripts", that is to say, prisoners of the U.S. Army.