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To Kill a Mockingbird

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Leaving It to Atticus

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Which option makes a valid criticism of Miss Maudie's explanation of why the townspeople leave all their "dirty work" to Atticus?

A

The complimentary thoughts she ascribes to the townspeople are entirely fictitious.

B

She is just trying to humor Aunt Alexandra.

C

The words she chooses are not appropriate to the situation described.

D

Regardless of the veracity of her statement, it functions as an excuse for inaction.

E

None of the townspeople have done anything to show they respect Atticus.