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Why is it ironic that Atticus tells Scout "The Ku Klux's gone... It'll never come back?

A

The town people railing against Atticus' defense of Tom are Ku Klux Klan members, promoting the group's agenda.

B

He knows perfectly well that it is not the truth and is only trying to save the children from being worried and upset.

C

It shows Atticus is out of touch with this aspect of history - surprising since he is so knowledgeable about so much.

D

The Klan was active throughout the later 20th century, especially during the 1960s, when the novel was published.

E

It shows how different the county seat of Maycomb is from the rest of the state of Alabama and the country.

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