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Function of First Sentence of Paragraph 2

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E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction, David Foster Wallace

Wallace, David Foster. "E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction." - Free Online Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2016.

What is the function of the first sentence of paragraph two (“Television nevertheless…of it”)?

A

It provides historical context for the subsequent paragraph.

B

It expresses an anecdote from the author’s own life.

C

It defines key terminology central to the essay’s argument.

D

It introduces the essay’s recurrent motif of irony and paradox.

E

It outlines criteria to make aesthetic judgments.