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Which of the following statements would Percy Shelley, author of “A Defense of Poetry”, agree with ?

A. Art serves a particular worldly purpose.

B. Art’s supreme function is to entertain the public.

C. Artists are dangerous to social order.

D. Artists serve to construct the foundations of culture.

Related Questions on Introduction to Literary Studies Mcqs

In “Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays”, what does William Hazlitt mean when he states the following: “We do not like to see our author’s plays acted, and least of all, ’Hamlet’. There is no play that suffers so much in being transferred to the stage” ?

A. Hamlet cannot be staged properly because of the complexity of the play’s use of language.

B. Hamlet is not relevant to the Romantic age.

C. The role of Hamlet cannot be properly played by any actor.

D. Hamlet is a work that was written to be read, not performed.