The passage below (paragraph 1) adds to the development of the text mainly by .
The global nature of our lives today is not terribly different from life in the ancient and classical worlds. We certainly can travel and communicate faster than people did 2,500 years ago, but even back then people were telling similar kinds of stories, striving for similar ideals, and asking themselves similar questions about the nature of being human. Just as the classical world of Ancient Greece had epics like the Odyssey, we have stories of modern day heroes and heroines who embark on journeys or battles of their own in order to pursue an ideal. We witness these pursuits in films like Star Wars and Spider-Man, as well as in texts like Divergent and Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, the story of Cheryl Strayed’s journey hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
Answer choices for the above question
A. creating a connection between today’s world, and the ancient and classical worlds
B. proving that contemporary literature is directly inspired by ancient and classical literature
C. explaining that people today face the same challenges that people in ancient times did
D. suggesting that throughout history, people have always tried to be perfect
Answer: The introductory part of a speech or writing brings in the main ideas that will be further explained in the text. Paragraph 1 of the above passage adds to the development of the text mainly by;
A. Creating a connection between today’s world, and the ancient and classical worlds
A connection is created between our present world and those of the ancient and classical worlds in the first paragraph.
The author begins by saying that there is not much difference between these worlds.
That means that they bear similarities. He goes on to provide examples of things that are similar between our world and theirs.
Therefore, Sentence A shows the aim of the first paragraph.