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Joel: A myth is a narrative told to convey a community’s traditional

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Joel: A myth is a narrative told to convey a community’s traditional wisdom. Myths are not generally told in the modern world because there are no longer bodies of generally accepted truths that can be conveyed in this way.

Giselle: Of course there are myths in the modern world. For example, there is the myth of the machine: we see the human body as a machine, to be fixed by mending defective parts. This may not be a narrative, but what medically trained specialist can deny the existence of that myth?

Which one of the following most accurately characterizes Giselle’s response to Joel’s statement?


(A) It offers a scientific explanation to a problem of literary theory.

(B) It points out a weakness in Joel’s position by advancing an analogous position.

(C) It is based on an unsupported distinction between traditional societies and the modern world.

(D) It assumes that Joel is medically trained specialist.

(E) It offers a counterexample that calls into question part of Joel’s definition of myth.

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Joel: A myth is a narrative told to convey a community’s traditional wisdom. Myths are not generally told in the modern world because there are no longer bodies of generally accepted truths that can be conveyed in this way.

Giselle: Of course there are myths in the modern world. For example, there is the myth of the machine: we see the human body as a machine, to be fixed by mending defective parts. This may not be a narrative, but what medically trained specialist can deny the existence of that myth?

Which one of the following most accurately characterizes Giselle’s response to Joel’s statement?


(A) It offers a scientific explanation to a problem of literary theory.
Here the phrase scientific explanation seems wrong. There is nothing scientific about her response.
(B) It points out a weakness in Joel’s position by advancing an analogous position.
Her response does not point out a weakness but can be rather seen as a counterexample.
(C) It is based on an unsupported distinction between traditional societies and the modern world.
It is clearly not a unsupported distinction
(D) It assumes that Joel is medically trained specialist.
The response is also understandable by a non specialist as the example given is based on well known comparison
(E) It offers a counterexample that calls into question part of Joel’s definition of myth.
This is exactly what she does. She calls into question that there are no longer generally accepted truths such that the human body can be seen as a machine by a medically trained specialist
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