Based on the passage, it can be concluded that the author and Broyles-González hold essentially the same attitude toward

Manvir on July 26 at 09:52PM

Confused about answer choice C

I thought Gonzalez believed that carpas had a bigger effect on actos than the author since the author proposes that actos is a different genre than a carpus so how do they have the same attitude towards carpas’ significance? that is the reason I chose D.

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Irina on July 26 at 10:36PM


The question is asking us to find what the author and BG agree on/ have the same attitude toward.

The author first mentions BG on line 41 saying she "rightly criticizes theater historians.." for giving all the credit for actos to Valdez, tracing its origins to carpas instead. The author agrees that many of the participants in "the formation of the Teatro ..had substantial cultural links to [carpas] (line 53) and the development of the Teatro Campesino was a "collective accomplishment." (lines 54-55).
(C) thus accurately states that both of them would agree on the significance of carpas for the development of actos.

(D) is incorrect because the passage contains no information on the extent of Valdez's familiarity with carpas. The passage mentions that he was a student and a member of the mime troupe, but we cannot imply the extent of his familiarity with carpas solely based on the fact that many participants in the formation of Teatro had cultural links to that tradition.

Let me know if this makes sense and if you have any other questions.