and in the novel as a whole.
Calpurnia is more than just a family cook to the Finch’s. She also
acts as the mother to Jem and Scout by helping to bring them up,
teaching them right from wrong, disciplining them and comforting them
when they were upset because their mother died when they were very
young. She has worked for the Finch’s for a very long time and has a
very firm control over the children which causes Scout to resent her.
Atticus trusts and supports Calpurnia because he considers her as a
very important member of the family. For example he says “Alexandra,
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 simply have to
accept things the way they are”, when Aunt Alexandra wanted to get rid
of her. When Aunt Alexandra came to live with Atticus, Jem and Scout
she told Atticus that she wanted to get rid of Calpurnia. This was
because Aunt Alexandra w...
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