It can most reasonably be inferred from the passage that the author would agree with which one of the following state...

Avi on June 29 at 01:38AM

Support for D

Where does it mention anything about themes being more noteworthy then narrative? While it does mention themes it says nothing about the narrative structure of the writing.

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Shunhe on June 29 at 04:30PM

Hi @avif,

Thanks for the question! So you’re right in that the passage doesn’t explicitly mention anything about the themes being more noteworthy than the narrative. But the fact that the passage extensively discusses the themes and doesn’t really discuss the narrative structure of the writing is actually the reason (D) is correct. We’re trying to infer what the author would agree with, and (D) says that Mexican American literature is more noteworthy for its thematic content. Look, for example, around lines 17-26. The narrator briefly mentions the structure as being simple, and then goes into a detailed discussion of the themes, and goes on later to talk about the “thematic richness of Mexican American writing” around lines 41-42. So clearly, the author is talking a lot about the themes, and not much about the narrative structure, which helps support the inference that the author thinks that the thematic content is more noteworthy than the structure. It’s both said and what’s not said that’s important here. While the author clearly doesn’t seem to care much about the structure, the author does think that the thematic content is rich, and that’s why (D) is the right answer choice here.

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

Avi on June 29 at 05:20PM

I hear. Thanks.

Shunhe on July 7 at 03:45PM

Glad I could help.