Atticus says that the KKK is "gone."  What does this reveal about the kind of person he is? ( Given the circumstances could you say that)

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I believe that Atticus is showing his hopeful side when he claims that the Ku Klux Klan has disappeared from Maycomb in Chapter 15 of To Kill a Mockingbird. Jem has just questioned Atticus about his safety while he was defending Tom Robinson in front of the jail, and Atticus is trying to calm Jem's worries. Atticus, of course, is wrong about the Klan: They were (and are) still alive and well. It may be that the Klan was less visible in Maycomb during the past few years--Atticus tells Jem that they were much more evident...

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