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The passage given below is followed by four alternate summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the passage.
Question 29 : To me, a "classic" means precisely the opposite of what my predecessors understood: a work is classical by reason of its resistance to contemporaneity and supposed universality, by reason of its capacity to indicate human particularity and difference in that past epoch. The classic is not what tells me about shared humanity—or, more truthfully put, what lets me recognize myself as already present in the past, what nourishes in me the illusion that everything has been like me and has existed only to prepare the way for me. Instead, the classic is what gives access to radically different forms of human consciousness for any given generation of readers, and thereby expands for them the range of possibilities of what it means to be a human being.
The paragraph states that the classic is not about shared humanity but about ‘radically different forms of human consciousness for any given generation of readers’. Only option 3 is in line with this.
All other options mention ‘unified experience’, ‘common humanity’ and ‘universal experience of the human race’ as the main idea of the classic.
Choice C is the correct answer.
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