PT63.S4.P2 (Q09) - the literary development of Kate Chopin

TheoryandPracticeTheoryandPractice Alum Member
edited April 2017 in Reading Comprehension 1008 karma

I was only able to answer this Q correctly by process of elimination.
I am still unsure why A is right on its own merit, however.
Isn't it too much of an assumption to say that Chopin thinks that their idealization was "misguided?"
I know that Chopin does not "agree" with them and does not "share" their nostalgia.
But how do you infer from "not sharing" to "misguided?"

I may disagree with someone else's opinion, and can still think that someone's opinion is valid/ worth its own merit etc.
"Misguided" just sounds too strong for me and kind of out of character for the LSAT.

Could anyone explain further? Many thanks.


  • akistotleakistotle Member 🍌🍌
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    The only thing we know about Chopin's opinion on local colorists is that she "did not share the local colorists' growing nostalgia for the past," which means she didn't think "settings and objects formerly associated with "women's culture"" should be idealized. So I think she will "most likely agree" that their idealization was misguided.

    It's true that you may disagree with someone's opinion but still think it's valid. But I don't think Chopin thinks "their idealization of settings and objects formerly associated with "women's culture"" is worth its own merit. If you don't share the nostalgia, you probably don't think it should be idealized.

    That being said, it does sound strong, and I couldn't pick this answer choice right away.

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