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Author's purpose in "Corn Pone Opinions"

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Corn-Pone Opinions, Mark Twain, 1923

Twain, Mark. "Corn-Pone Opinions." Europe and Elsewhere. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923. N. pag. Saintjoehigh.com. Web. 4 May 2016.

Which of the following best describes the passage as a whole?

A

A nostalgic reflection on Twain's childhood.

B

A reasoned analysis of how people form their opinions.

C

A historical account of why fashions change over time.

D

A description of how man calculates his own original opinions.

E

A validation of his childhood friend's opinions.