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kevstar | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted March 5, 2012 at 4:09 AM via web

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What is Scout's relationship with Aunt Alexandra like in 'To kill a mockingbrd'?

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slcollins | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted March 5, 2012 at 5:37 AM (Answer #1)

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The first time we meet Aunt Alexandra, the relationship she has with Scout is contentious. Aunt Alexandra dislikes just about everything about Scout because she does not act like a girl. Part of this stems from Alexandra's disapproval of the way Atticus raises his children and it also stems from sterotypes of how a girl/boy should act. After Aunt Alexandra moves in, she begins to see that Atticus is doing a good job raising his children and by the time we see Aunt Alexandra host the missionary tea, Scout is beginning to see Auntie in a new light. By the end of the book, their relationship has come full-circle. Aunt Alexandra is deeply worried about the kids and the attack by Bob Ewell. The final action that shows the two have come to understand and like each other is when Auntie gives Scout her overalls to put on after the attack; the "old" Auntie never would have done that willingly.

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