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Critic: A novel cannot be of the highest quality unless most

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Critic: A novel cannot be of the highest quality unless most readers become emotionally engaged with the imaginary world it describes. Thus shifts of narrative point of view within a novel, either between first and third person or of some other sort, detract from the merit of the work, since such shifts tend to make most readers focus on the author.

Which one of the following is an assumption necessary for the critic’s conclusion to be properly drawn?

(A) Most readers become emotionally engaged with the imaginary world described by a novel only if the novel is of the highest quality.
(B) A novel is generally not considered to be of high quality unless it successfully engages the imagination of most readers.
(C) Most readers cannot become emotionally involved with a novel’s imaginary world if they focus on the author.
(D) Most readers regard a novel’s narrative point of view as representing the perspective of the novel’s author.
(E) Shifts in narrative point of view serve no literary purpose.

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New post 09 Jan 2014, 03:30
can someone explain,why its not E?
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New post 09 Jan 2014, 04:46
Sorry guys but if you picked E is perhaps the worst scenarion for this question.

Why ?? simply becasue is the choise the most distant from home.

E Shifts in narrative point of view serve no literary purpose.

Analyzing the phrase: first of all is too extreme i.e. NO literary purpose

Secondly, we have no information in the stimulus to assert that. The critical point of the argument is a reader that is distracted and doesn't have a full immersion in the story.

No where is mentioned what E says

Thirdly, in a more general way: who says that ?? even considering our experience from the outside world is almost impossible that something written have no purpose, much less a shift in some argument that we are reading.

For instance: I like X for this reason. However, ......and bla bla bla. this is a shift right ?? and also have a reason for that ?? right ?? so a shift has always a sort of meaning of why ??

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New post 08 Sep 2015, 11:06
Clearly C & D are the only choices are in scope. C is my choice as well.
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New post 06 Nov 2017, 15:11
in this question, the answer is an assumption that connects the first sentence and the sentence in the argument.
There is a little confuse here. The merit or the work = the highest quality = the conclusion. -> we have to find an assumption that connects premise 1 and premise 2. -> C
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gmat6nplus1 wrote:
Critic: A novel cannot be of the highest quality unless most readers become emotionally engaged with the imaginary world it describes. Thus shifts of narrative point of view within a novel, either between first and third person or of some other sort, detract from the merit of the work, since such shifts tend to make most readers focus on the author.

Which one of the following is an assumption necessary for the critic’s conclusion to be properly drawn?

(A) Most readers become emotionally engaged with the imaginary world described by a novel only if the novel is of the highest quality.
(B) A novel is generally not considered to be of high quality unless it successfully engages the imagination of most readers.
(C) Most readers cannot become emotionally involved with a novel’s imaginary world if they focus on the author.
(D) Most readers regard a novel’s narrative point of view as representing the perspective of the novel’s author.
(E) Shifts in narrative point of view serve no literary purpose.


My approach -
The conclusion is that a novel cannot be of the highest quality unless most readers become emotionally engaged with the imaginary world it describes.

Thought process- maybe if a reader focuses on the author.. he/she does not become emotionally involved.

only C matches..

I think a lot of CR questions,which test assumptions, have answer options that have a judgment and opinion.. plz steer clear from such options
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Critic: A novel cannot be of the highest quality unless most readers become emotionally engaged with the imaginary world it describes. Thus shifts of narrative point of view within a novel, either between first and third person or of some other sort, detract from the merit of the work, since such shifts tend to make most readers focus on the author.

Which one of the following is an assumption necessary for the critic’s conclusion to be properly drawn?

(A) Most readers become emotionally engaged with the imaginary world described by a novel only if the novel is of the highest quality.
(B) A novel is generally not considered to be of high quality unless it successfully engages the imagination of most readers.
(C) Most readers cannot become emotionally involved with a novel’s imaginary world if they focus on the author.
(D) Most readers regard a novel’s narrative point of view as representing the perspective of the novel’s author.
(E) Shifts in narrative point of view serve no literary purpose.

Correct Answer is C
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