- Mon Nov 28, 2022 7:36 pm
I can definitely address why answer choice (E) is correct.
To speak to answer choice (B) first, one reason against that one is that it is too narrow. Youth and innocence are mentioned in relation to Lichtenstein's work such as its comic-book appearance (line 49), but the passage also indicates that his work was important for other reasons.
Answer choice (E) captures this more multifaceted understanding of his work: the author shows "appreciation for its ability to incorporate both realism and naivete." This incorporates the youth and innocence aspect, but also the importance of Liechtenstein's work beyond that. This multifaceted understanding of his work comes across, for example, in the final sentence of the passage: "His persistent use of comic-art conventions demonstrates a faith in reconciliation, not only between cartoons and fine art, but between parody and true feeling" (lines 52-55).