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    Unhappy what does "fallible people"mean?

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    I was studying SAT complete sentence section, and I really need help interpreting this sentence. Please help me.

    For those who admire realism, Louis Malle's recent film succeeds because it consciously ____ the stuff of legend and tells ______ story as it might actually unfold with fallible people in earthly time.
    answer: shuns...an unembellished.

    I do not understand the sentence, _______ story as it might actually unfold fallible people in earthly time.

    1. what does sentence mean?
    2. what does "unfold" mean?
    3. what does "fallible person" mean?

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    Re: what does "fallible people"mean?

    Fallible: Capable of making an error.

    An unembellished story as it might actually unfold with fallible people in earthly time.

    An unembellished story would be one that is told from an objective point of view, realistic.

    As it might actually unfold
    : to unfold (as an intransitive verb) is to be revealed gradually.

    With fallible people: i.e. simple human beings as opposed to super-heroes, aliens, etc.

    In earthly time: self explanatory.

    Hope this helps.

    HC

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