- Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:01 pm
The key issue between answer choices (C) and (E) is that we are being asked to identify the "central topic" of each passage. The ethical problems posed by the use of fabrication may be touched upon by each author, but the central topic of each passage is more about how such fabrication is necessary or essential. Think of this as a kind of main point question--there may be more than one answer choice that is true of the passages, but we are looking for the answer choice that describes the main idea of the passages. The main takeaway--the main argument of the author in each passage--is that some fabrication is necessary in the respective literary genres they are discussing. Thus, answer choice (C) is correct.
Furthermore, I think an argument could be made that passage A does not really discuss the ethics of fabrication in literary genres. The author makes a distinction between telling lies and making mistakes, but while the author says that making mistakes is "often unforgivable," the author does not explicitly say that making mistakes is unethical. In the final paragraph of passage A, the author states that "some lies go to far and alienate the reader" but, again, this is not necessarily about the ethics of lying so much as it is about strategies for engaging your readers.
Hope this helps!