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The Positive Impact of Atticus, Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra on Scout in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

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The novel to Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is the story of an unfortunate society, where people are greatly affected by poverty due to the Great Depression. The story is based on a narration by Scout Finch, who describes her family and her town, Maycomb. Scout and her brother, Jem, are also introduced to other children, and they share stories and fantasies regarding a mystery man, Boo Radley, who lives in their neighborhood. Scout has a blunt nature, due to which she is an ill-mannered person who does not have any control over her anger and also shows no patience. When Calpurnia gets to know about Scout’s attitude problem, she makes sure that Scout learns the right manners about controlling her anger and showing an enormous patience in her upcoming life.
Calpurnia is a black woman in to kill a mocking bird. She is the cook for the Finch family. Calpurnia is a stern, disciplinarian woman. She creates a bridge between the white and the black community to let the Finch kids, Scout and Jem, know that the blacks and whites deserve the same equality and respect. In the society Calpurnia is one of the few characters in the novel who is able to read and write. Calpurnia acts like a mother figure towards Scout, because she has been a member of the finch family for many years and she is extremely reliable and trustworthy. She wants the best for Scout as any other mother would do. When Scout behaves poorly or gets into a fight with anyone, Calpurnia is always there to teach her to behave appropriately and she should not lose her patience. Since Calpurnia is the only black woman who knows how to read and write, she teaches Scout how to read and write too. Calpurnia is a woman who believes in equality and fair chances, she takes...


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...of all Atticus, who gave her advice that, you should not judge people, also that all human beings are equal. After winning the case with hard work Atticus proved to her that if you are an open and fair minded person you will always be successful. Secondly, Calpurnia with being a cook she also taught her things in her society by taking them to the church. Calpurnia showed Jem and Scout the differences between the white and the black people’s church. Lastly Aunt Alexandra, who did not approve Scout’s qualities and her behavior, at first but as time went by Aunt Alexandra, did several things which made Scout realize that she should become a normal girl. For example the “missionary circle” that helped Scout and she realized what she had been doing wrong. Scout altered her personality with the supportive comments and activities from Atticus, Aunt Alexandra and Calpurnia.


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