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Use of Parenthesis in "Tradition and the Individual Talent"

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Tradition and the Individual Talent, T.S. Eliot, 1919

T. S. Eliot. "Tradition and the Individual Talent." Selected Prose of T.S. Eliot. Ed. Frank Kermode. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1975. 38-39. Modernism.research.yale.edu. The Modernism Lab, Yale University. Web. 29 Apr. 2016.

The author's use of parenthesis in line 22 when he states, (we are such unconscious people) serves to

A

criticize those who thoughtfully and knowingly disagree with his point of view.

B

convey the author's concern that the French are more educated.

C

point out the difference between creativity and criticism.

D

examine why one culture is better at critical thinking than another.

E

disparage those who don't examine their own beliefs closely.