Social critic: The whole debate over the legal right of rock singers to utter violent lyrics misses the point. Le...

Mida on August 25 at 10:57PM

June2000-S2-Q7

Why is D more correct than C?

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Shunhe on August 26 at 12:47AM

Hi @maonuo,

Thanks for the question! So we’re looking for an answer choice that’s most strongly supported by the passage. Let’s take a look at (D), which tells us that if rock musicians voluntarily censor their violent lyrics, this may help to reduce violence in society. Is this supported? Yes, it is. The last sentence of the passage tells us that words have the power to change the way we see and the way we act. So violent words might make us see and act more violently, and less violent words might make us less violent. So (D) is supported by the passage.

Now is (C) supported by the passage? It tells us that violent rock song lyrics don’t incite violence, they merely reflect the violence in society. But this goes against the last sentence we just talked about, right? Because we know that words have the power to change the way we see and the way we act. So they don’t just reflect violence, they can also be causes, and that’s what makes (C) wrong.

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