Calpurnia As A Mother Figure Analysis

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I am reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and I am on page 207. So far this book is about Atticus showing another side of him, Jem destroying Mrs. Dubose’s flowers, and Aunt Alexandra moves in with the Finches. In this journal I will be evaluating.
G: Calpurnia is a better mother figure than Aunt Alexandra Y: Calpurnia is a good mother figure R: already has a son protective of Jem and Scout She likes having Scout in the kitchen with her She loves them and the kids love her Y: Aunt Alexandra is not a good mother figure R: Rude to Cal Doesn’t care about the kids like Cal does Kids don’t like her Wants the kids to act different than themselves
G: I
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Calpurnia is a better mother figure than Alexandra for many reasons such as her already having a motherly feature about her. The readers know this due to Cal’s son, Zeebo who is a very nice man and welcomes Jem and Scout with no problem. This shows that Cal is a very caring person and raised Zeebo very well, making her a good mother figure. Cal is also very protective of Jem and Scout. The readers know this considering Cal defends them at her church to Lulu. Cal is also a good mother figure due to her enjoying Scouts company in the kitchen over the summer. The readers know this considering that Scout says that Cal seemed glad to see her in the kitchen. I also believe that Cal is a better mother figure because she loves the kids and they love her back. The readers know this due to Atticus telling Aunt Alexandra that they will not get rid of Cal, because the kids love her. It is very important that the kids love Cal if she is to be a mother figure. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra is not a good mother figure for Jem and Scout. Aunt Alexandra is very rude to Cal. The readers know this as a result of Alexandra telling Calpurnia to take her bags in a very demanding …show more content…
I believe Atticus has two side of him the story. One of his sides would be the boring father Jem and Scout know him as. The readers know that Atticus is kind of boring due to him not play any sports with Jem such as tackle football. The reader also knows that Atticus is boring due to him reading all the time instead of hunting like the other fathers in Maycomb. Atticus is also boring due to him sitting in an office all day for work. Atticus may seem boring, however he is also known is One-Shot Finch. Atticus got this nickname due to him being an amazing shooter. The readers know this considering when he was younger, he would shoot all the time. He even considered hitting 14 out of 15 doves a waste of ammo. The readers also know he is an amazing shooter, due to the reason that he quit was that that he felt bad for the animals he was shooting at, because they didn’t have a chance. The reader know Atticus is a good shooter is a result of him shooting Tim Johnson from far away with one shot. Atticus has two side of him, however another character has two sides to her too as well. Mrs. Dubose has two sides of her too. One side of Mrs. Dubose is that she is very mean and horrible person. The readers know this because she calls Atticus some very bad names that mostly include insulting him about the Tom Robinson case. Mrs. Dubose is also known as a mean person due to her being very rude to Jem and Scout when the walk past

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