DISCUSSION: We’re not told anything about male memoirs. But lines 3-5 say that most female memoirs were from the upper class. It seems likely that this was true of men’s memoirs as well. Upper class men could read and write, and the same political pressures described in lines 11-15 would apply to men as well.
- The men’s memoirs might not talk about women at all.
- Same as A. We’re not told whether men’s memoirs mention women.
- Maybe? It’s more likely that some memoirs were suppressed and therefore never written or never published. The question is only referring to published memoirs. If you’re published, you’re usually not suppressed.
- CORRECT. This was true of the memoirs written by women, so it’s probably true of men’s memoirs as well.
- Why should male biographers be lower class? The opposite was true for women, and we’re not given any reason why male biographers would be from the lower classes.
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