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What is a good symbol to represent Aunt Alexandra? Can Scout and Jem be represented by...

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mrusso93 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted May 8, 2008 at 11:05 AM via web

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What is a good symbol to represent Aunt Alexandra? Can Scout and Jem be represented by the mockingbird? What else is a good symbol for them?

What is a good symbol to represent Aunt Alexandra? Can Scout and Jem be represented by the mockingbird? What else is a good symbol for them?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 8, 2008 at 4:18 PM (Answer #2)

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It would be an odd symbol, but I'd use a nice tray with cookies on it for Aunt Alexandra. This would symbolize her ability to be a civilized lady and a model for Scout, even in the midst of the hatred and stupidity after Tom's death.


As for Jem and Scout, I guess you could use the mockingbird, but I wouldn't. I'd use a cut flower from Mrs. Dubose's camellia bushes. Both of the kids are involved in some way, and it shows several sides of their lives: the impulsiveness, the lessons learned, Atticus' role, etc.

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