DISCUSSION: Lines 45-50 mention Villirouet, but we have to read a bit earlier to get the context. While most of the memoirs fit female social roles, lines 40-45 say that there were many important acts by women. Villirouet is an example.
- We’re not told that Villirouet’s social status had anything to do with her role. Maybe a well-educated poor woman could have done everything she did.
- How so? Villirouet did publish a biography of her life during the French Revolution. She demonstrates the opposite point, if anything: women could publish biographies.
- We’re not told that Villirouet’s upper class position biased her biography.
- CORRECT. Line 45 says “for example”. This shows that Villirouet is mentioned in lines 45-50 to demonstrate the claims made just before.
- We’re not told whether republican memoirs have a different theme from Villirouet’s.
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