With which one of the following statements about the local colorists would Chopin have been most likely to agree?

David on June 23 at 04:46AM

Answer Choice A

Hi! Could you please explain why answer choice A is the correct answer? Thank you!

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Shunhe on June 28 at 07:08PM

Hi @DavidW,

Thanks for the question! So we’re asked here about a statement about the local colorists that Chopin would’ve agreed with. In order to know this, we have to understand both of their viewpoints. Obviously, we should go to the sections that talk about the local colorists, which is primarily in the 2nd and 3rd paragraphs, with a bit at the beginning of the fourth paragraph. We’re told there that the local colorists mourned the demise of “women’s culture” between lines 22 and 24. We’re also told that Chopin “did not share the local colorist’ growing nostalgia for the past” in lines 38-39. In other words, she thought that their idealization of and emphasis on the past was misguided, and this is what (A) tells us, so (A) is the correct answer choice.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.

jing jing on September 27 at 11:47PM

Hi I wrongly picked E E: Their conventions prevented them from portraying extreme psychological states with scientific detachment.
Is it correct to say that the opposite of E is true based on this passage? That is, the local colonists' conventions enabled them to portray extreme psychological states with scientific detachment.
In the passage it talks about how Chopin borrowed local colorists' way of portraying stories with scientific detachment in her stories about loneliness, isolation, and other extreme psychological states so E is wrong because the opposite of E is actually true. Thank you. I just really hope my reasoning of why E is wrong is correct