Prep 46 RC (section 1) #14

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Prep 46 RC (section 1) #14

Postby WanderingPondering » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:37 am

How do we arrive at the right answer? I did not pick up any inference about society's religious ethics. The only thing that could point to this is line 52, "will allow Naomi to affirm the durability of her people and herself.

Can someone explain?



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Re: Prep 46 RC (section 1) #14

Postby TylerJonesMPLS » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:00 pm

The beginning of the last paragraph talks about motifs and symbols that Kogawa uses that are Christian and show that that the majority culture only professes Christian ethics but does not act in accord with Christian ethics- as shown by the way they treat Kogawa's family. This picks up the last phrase of the first paragraph.

You can eliminate (A) because it is too strong- the passage doesn't say that all citizens are discouraged.

(B) is never said.
(D) is never said.
(E) is never said.

Hope this helps.


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Re: Prep 46 RC (section 1) #14

Postby beautyistruth » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:35 am

For me the quote "Kogawa's use of motifs drawn from Christian rituals and symbols form a subtle critique of the professed ethics of the majority culture that has shunned Naomi." (Line 41 onwards), led me straight to to answer C. (I don't think line 52 actually leads to C)

That, coupled with the fact that none of the other answers are mentioned, or are incorrectly conflating different parts of the passage.

A. Never said.
B. On contrary, it is the fact that Naomi underwent the three-part process caused by society's "shunning" that she underwent a heroic transformation at all.
D. Never said. Also, the only "rites of passage" mentioned in the excerpt is the three-part stage that describes Naomi's experiences due to being shunned/discriminated/dislocated by society.
E. Loyalty to government vs. family isn't even remotely mentioned in the passage.

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