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To Kill a Mocking Bird

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Hadia Iftikhar

on 11 November 2014

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Transcript of To Kill a Mocking Bird

Aunt Alexzandra wills to stay with the Finches to give Jem and Scout a "feminine influence".

Alexzandra, the genteel lady, tells Scout about the caste system in the County.Scout recognizes Aunt's hypocrisy:She believed that traits and characteristics are passed from one genration to another.

According to her Finches have traditionally been well-respected. She tells Scout and Jem that they need to behave in certain way that's appropriate to upper-class people. For this she urges Atticus to teach his children manners that are appropriate for the upper crust people.

Chapter 13
Identification of figurative language
Harper Lee
To Kill a Mocking Bird
"She was not fat, but solid, and she chose
protective garments that drew up her bosom to giddy heights, pinched in her waist, flared out her rear, and managed to suggest that Aunt Alexandra’s was once an hour-glass figure. From any angle, it was formidable".(13:128).
"She fitted into the world of Maycob like a hand into a glove.(13:175)
"I said I would like {Aunt Alexzandra} to live with {us} very much"(13:154)

Song Related to Context
Lady Gaga's song, "Born this way"relates to one ofthe concept of the chapter. For Scout, Aunt Alexzandra is an obnoxious person because the Aunt Alexzandra wants to reform her, which she doesn't want to. She loves being herself. She was "Born this way".

What does Aunt Alexzandra think about Calpurnia?
Aunt Alexzandra thinks that Calpurnia needs to be dimissed now because she herself has arrived now. A.A. thinks that Cal is not an applicable female role model for Scout because she is BLACK. Like A.A., many folks of Maycomb county are rasicts and share a common factor of class prejudices except Atticus, who doesn't want to dismiss Calpurnia because she is a loyal member of Finch household and Atticus shows his gratitude to her.
He says,
"Calpurnia's not leaving this house until she wants to. You may think otherwise, but I couldn't have got along without her all these years. She's a faithful member of this family, and you'll just have to accept things the way they are."
Aunt Alexzandra believes that a person inherits his traits from his forefathers. She also thinks that people living in the same place for several years are the "fine folks", for her,even the Ewells are the "fine folks".
"I never understood her preoccupation with heredity. Somewhere, I had received the impression that Fine Folks were people who did the best they could with the sense they had, but Aunt Alexandra was of the opinion, obliquely expressed, that the longer a family had been squatting on one patch of land the finer it was."

Scout contradicts A.A.'s point of view because she defines "fine folks" as the people who "did the best they could with the senses they had" and according to her the Ewells are not "fine folks".
Chapter 14
Scout asks Atticus, "what is rape?".Unlike most adults, Atticus is true to his beliefs(he's honest with his children) and answers Scout it as a "carnal knowledge of a female by force and without consent".

Aunt Alexzandra asks Atticus to terminate Calpurnia's employment from Finch's family because her presence was not needed anymore.

That night, Jem asks Scout not to "antagonize" Aunt Alexzandra.

Scout and Jem discover Dill in Scout's room who had been rn from his house because his paremts don't pay enough attention towards him. Jem then informs Atticus about Dill's arrival. Atticus asks Scout to get some food for Dill and after that he will notify Miss Rachel about Dill's whereabouts.
'n go loose and rape up the
ountryside for all of 'em who run this
When Dill arrives,he explains his story to Jem and Scout that how he ran away.
"...bound in chains and left to die in the basement (there were basements in Meridian) by his new father, who disliked him, and secretly kept alive on raw field peas by a passing farmer who heard his cries for help..."
Even though the sense behind al this is that he's parents don't pay attention to him, but the anecdote he tells, makes up a good story.

Simile: Scout says to Aunt Rachel when she arrives,
"He shivered
a rabbit."

People in the town talk about Atticus (as he was defending Tom Robinson) and pointed at his children saying,
"There's his

Thanks for paying attent-tion!!...=) =)

Done By: Hadia
Grade: 10-A
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