Comparison Of Calpurnia And To Kill A Mockingbird

A day was twenty-four hours long but seemed longer. There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County.” Selling over forty million copies, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird influenced society in a way that was least expected. For Jem and Scout’s aunt, Alexandra, did not have an active role from the movie whereas she was a significant character to the novel. However, the film did not fully display Calpurnia of all her duties for the family, but the novel used her character in numerous roles for their everyday necessities. Through both versions, the novel and film, Boo Radley sealed his life inside the Radley’s household for years and years to …show more content…
She was the black maid for Atticus, Scout, and Jem. Being a maid, Calpurnia had maid’s responsibilities; however, she was involved in situations that the family was going through as another member of the family. Atticus enforced that the children abide by the rules Calpurnia set for them, so when Atticus had left for a day, Calpurnia took Jem and Scout to her church. Jem and Scout noticed that the colored congregation only had one hymn book and questioned the situation. Calpurnia answered with black people did not know how to read, so hymn books were not needed. The children also noticed that Calpurnia talked different around them than she would with her people; Calpurnia simply implied that she did not want to seem like she was more than them just because she could read and knew better. Calpurnia was such a great maid that when she did not know Scout and Jem’s whereabouts, she rushed to the courtroom and told Atticus. Cal’s love for the Finch’s Family was unconditionally. Atticus, Jem, and Scout loved Calpurnia just as much that they would do anything for her. Calpurnia’s character was more of a mother figure for Jem and Scout rather than some black maid. Cal taught them that black people did not know how to read and always be on your best behavior, because when you know better, you do

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