ACT Reading 1.1 Humanities Passage
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ACT Reading: Humanities Passage Drill 1, Problem 1. Which of the following best describes the main purpose of this passage?
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...then go back and reread the passage again.
Trust us, there's no shame in doing a little rereading.
How's answer A look? Well, Hamlet is mentioned, but it isn't the main focus of the passage.
Professor Bradley has bigger fish to fry than the emo Prince of Denmark.
The passage does compare Shakespeare's romantic comedies to his tragedies, but again, it's
only one point among many. So B's a "no." The passage doesn't argue that Macbeth is
more complex than Julius Caesar, just that it's different...
...which is kind of a no-brainer considering one is set in Scotland and includes witches
and the other is a historical drama about the birth of the Roman Empire.
Out, damned answer choice...
Choice B? Ah...here we are. Professor Bradley's main purpose is to show off just how much
he knows about the evolution of Shakespeare's tragedies.
A subject with which he may be unhealthily obsessed.