It can be inferred that the "potent Western literary convention" mentioned in line 50 is most probably which one of t...

manvir on December 27, 2019

Correct answer?

Why is E right and the others wrong? Is it because in the first paragraph it mentions that it is a story?

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Skylar on January 14, 2020

@manvir, maybe I can help.

The work is referred to as a "story" in line 44 and a "narrative" in line 47. Moreover, it is referred to as "casting Nisa in the shape of a life" (line 49) and in a "shaped story" (line 56). The last paragraph's focus on the work's organization as a shaped story despite real life not easily arranging itself the same way is important. Together, these elements make (E) "novelistic storytelling" the most strongly supported answer.

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