Calpernia Character Analysis To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird Character Analysis Some people in the world are prejudiced, but that does not mean they not have other redeeming qualities. In the early 1900s, many people were prejudice against African Americans. Mothers were a main influence in a child’s life and if the mother was prejudice their children may be as well. In the novel, Scout and Jem lose their mother. That is when Aunt Alexandra steps in to be their feminine influence. She tries to show Scout how to be a proper lady. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Aunt Alexandra is prejudice, proper and motherly to Scout and Jem because of their lack of a motherly figure in their lives. Scout and Jem live in Maycomb with their Father and their friend, Calpernia. Calpernia takes care of the children and helps around the house. When Aunt Alexandra comes to visit, she sees her as just their maid. The book quotes, “Put my bag in the front room Calpurnia,” was the first thing Aunt Alexandra said” (169). Aunt Alexandra is prejudice against Calpernius because she is black, not because of how she helps the children. The main reason Alexandra came to stay with Atticus for a little while was …show more content…
She is very well put together and wants people to think highly of her. The book quotes, “... she chose protective garments that drew up her bosom to giddy heights, pinched in her waist, flared out her rear and managed to suggest Aunt Alexandra was once a hour glass figure” (171). People in Maycomb were very practical. They would wear garments like Aunt Alexandra on important days like Church and to trial. Although, most of the time they dressed casually, not as extravagant as she did. Scout and the town is very fond of her manners. The book quotes, “Aunt Alexandra was one of the last of her kind, she had riverboat boarding school manners; let any moral come along and she would hold it” (172). Scout’s thoughts show how not many people

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