In the novel Scout’s mother died when she was about two years old, therefore Scout does not remember her mother. Harper Lee includes another mother figure for the girl as she grows up. Calpurnia was the Finch’s African American cook and also a stern disciplinarian for not only Scout, but also her brother Jem. While in the book the children’s mother had passed away at a young age and they were left with Calpurnia as their mother figure, in real life Harper Lee had her real mother until the age of twenty-five. According to Lynette Horner, author of “Harper Lee”, Frances Cunningham Finch was an intelligent and “gifted pianist” that “attended one of the finest private schools for girls in the South, paid for by her wealthy family. Francis married A.C. Lee at the age of nineteen (Horner). Lee’s mom was similar to the one that was depicted in To Kill A Mockingbird because Lee’s mothe...
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