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William Faulkner

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Only a Woman

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In paragraph three, the speaker's comment that "only a woman could have believed it" is ironic in that

A

despite his criticism of the Old South, the speaker is just as racist as Colonel Sartoris.

B

the speaker does not realize he is as sexist as Colonel Sartoris.

C

the speaker's perception of women is more modern than that of Colonel Sartoris.

D

the speaker is more traditional and class conscious than even Colonel Sartoris.

E

despite his condescending attitude toward Colonel Sartoris's narrow idea of chivalry, the speaker is just as chivalrous.