seems like we've beat this thing to death but i don't think resist absorption was the correct answer. the passage only said that the mexican american writers' style wasn't to blend into mainstream culture but to find their own unique voice. i remember seeing the resist answer and thinking it was a bit too strong, implying too much. maybe this is where the answer "more freedom to experiment" comes in? does this ring any bells? is there a locked consensus on resist absorption?
there was 'more freedom to experiment' on the last question of the section: "because they're not subject to th eliterary establishment, they have more freedom to experiment." many people have said TCR was instead about the 'regional' writers being looked down upon by mexican writers. i really struggled with this Q and finally went with the latter b/c i didn't think the passage supported the idea of *experimentation*-- mexican american writers use techniques that reflect the complexity of their specific situation, but they're not writing novels without the letter e.
so i don't think freedom to experiment is an answer for any of them, but i could be wrong.