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In paragraph three, the speaker's comment that "only a woman could have believed it" is ironic in that
despite his criticism of the Old South, the speaker is just as racist as Colonel Sartoris.
the speaker does not realize he is as sexist as Colonel Sartoris.
the speaker's perception of women is more modern than that of Colonel Sartoris.
the speaker is more traditional and class conscious than even Colonel Sartoris.
despite his condescending attitude toward Colonel Sartoris's narrow idea of chivalry, the speaker is just as chivalrous.