Since their mother is dead, several women-Calpurnia, Miss Maudie

Since their mother is dead, several women–Calpurnia, Miss Maudie, and Aunt Alexandra-function as mother figures to Scout and Jem. Also, discuss the ways these three women influence Scout’s growing understanding of the strength it takes to be a “lady.”

Since their mother is dead, several women-Calpurnia, Miss Maudie

1. Since their mother is dead, several women–Calpurnia, Miss Maudie, and Aunt Alexandra-function as mother figures to Scout and Jem. Also, discuss the ways these three women influence Scout’s growing understanding of the strength it takes to be a “lady.”

2. Although criticized openly, Atticus is respected throughout the town of Maycomb. Why is this so?

3. Is Atticus a hero?  Make sure to consider and refute the opposite viewpoint.

4. Several characters have ended up leading isolated lives in one way or another (Boo, Dill, Mayella, Raymond family, etc.). What is it about Maycomb society that has led to these people being ostracized?

5. Lastly, how do you think Lee wants us to look at Tom’s fatal decision to run?

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In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra tells Scout Finch to act like a lady and wear a dress so she can “be a ray of sunshine in [her] father’s lonely life.” Scout does not respond positively: she retorts that she can “be a ray of sunshine in pants just as well” (89).

What authority does she have in the Finch household that she might not have elsewhere in Maycomb?

What authority does she have in the Finch household that she might not have elsewhere in Maycomb? Calpurnia, being African American, lives a good life for black folks in Maycomb at the time. She has a job as a housekeeper for the Finches and Atticus respects Calpurnia and treats her like family.

What chapter does Aunt Alexandra tells Scout to be a lady?
Quick Answer. Aunt Alexandra is determined for Scout to act like a “lady,” by wearing dresses and playing with “girl” toys. Scout has a tomboy personality and is determined to rebel against Alexandra’s expectations. Yet, in chapter 24 Scout does attempt to please Alexandra by attending her missionary circle.

 

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