Based on the passage, the author's attitude toward nativism in Hispanic-American literature is most likely
A) enthusiastic support
B) general approval (correct)
I initially chose "A" because:
Line 50 says "We contemporary Hispanic-American writers..." This line indicates that author is Hispanic-American writer.
Line 57 says "in order not to disappear into the mainstream, one must return to one's origins." From this I concluded that nativism is necessary for Hispanic-American writer in order to maintain his identity.
If author identifies himself like Hispanic-American writer it is reasonably to assume that he is strongly opposed to loosing his identity and disappearing in mainstream; it is something that is really bad for him. At the same time nativism is necessary in order to protect his identity from disappearing in mainstream. Therefore I conclude that author's attitude is not simply "general approval" but "enthusiastic support."
Unfortunately my reasoning did not lead to correct answer. Please, help me to figure out where I made a mistake.
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Something you should know about RC is that they love to use nuanced points of view. Why? They're just a bit harder to think about than pure black vs white views. That's why you'll often see the author point out a weakness or limitation in their own point of view. So, an answer like A will almost never be right on the LSAT, and if it is, it should be painfully obvious.