i think it would be b
the word subordinate in this sentence means a person under the authority or control of another within an organization.
in other words, the person in charge (usually, manager, boss supervisor, spoke to her employees in a warm and friendly manner.
because it can be used to compare the guilt.the man felt guilt for murdering the old man,and heard things.that can be compared to how love can make you do crazy things,which can make you feel guilty and assume things.this ones kind've hard because tell tale heart is about murder and love is love.
well i dont know what the options are, but just comment them and ill be more than happy to answer: )