- Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:33 pm
Hey there Jay! Answer C actually describes the author's view of those monarchs, not Maravall's view. It's the author who tells us in the last paragraph that the monarchs "succumbed to the illusions carefully sustained by ceremony, theater, and symbol." Maravall thought the monarchs were using those things to control and manipulate the masses, not that they themselves were captivated by those devices. They weren't captives - they were the captors!
It's a combination of information found in the second and third paragraphs that supports answer D. Early in the second paragraph we learned that according to Maravall, the monarchs wanted to "defend traditional order and values in societies unsettled by the Renaissance’s liberating forces of criticism and opposition." At the end of the third paragraph we learned that "these enticements deflected the desire for novelty into areas of life where it represented no challenge to the political order." In other words, the monarchs wanted to control the masses who were unsettled by the Renaissance, and it worked.
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