DISCUSSION: The author first introduces the opposing view, in lines 1-7. Then the rest of the passage is spent arguing against this opposing view.
The conclusion is in lines 49-53: Jewett was not like the domestic novelists.
As usual, most of the wrong answers contradict the passage or mention things that never appeared in the passage.
- What? The author doesn’t redefine anything. They’re arguing against recent criticism which is attempting to redefine Jewett’s role.
I have no idea what “several historical categories refers to”. We only know about the domestic novelists and Jewett.
- What style of writing? Jewett is the “one writer”, but the author only tells us that she is not a domestic novelist. She’s not part of any category or style.
- What group of writers? The author is arguing that Jewett is not part of a group.
- The author didn’t say that Jewett is better than the domestic novelists. The author just said that Jewett is different.
- CORRECT. The author says that Jewett wasn’t a domestic novelist. The “alternate view” is that Jewett wrote to make art.
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