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Opinions of John's Behavior


Of the Coming of John, W. E. B. Du Bois, 1903

Du Bois, W. E. B. "Chapter 13 - Of the Coming of John." The Souls of Black Folk. Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1903. N. pag. Etc.usf.edu. Lit2Go. Web. 4 May 2016.

Which of the following BEST describes the difference between the black and white townspeople's opinion of John's behavior in lines 32-39?


The black townspeople are uninterested in the reasons for his behavior; the white townspeople show greater concern.


The black townspeople state a truth, while the white townspeople are deceptive.


The black townspeople are positive, while the white townspeople are negative.


The black townspeople recognize his behavior, while the white townspeople see its probable effect.


The black townspeople defend his behavior, but the white townspeople renounce it.