Why does Aunt Alexandra come to Maycomb?
Chapter 13 " To Kill a Mockingbird"
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Aunt Alexandra arrives in Maycomb to help out with the children because Atticus's involvement in Tom Robinson's trial will keep him away from home working long hours. It's interesting to note the contrast in Aunt Alexandra's expectations of Scout compared with Atticus's expectations.
Aunt Alexandra comes to live in maycomb to live with her brother Atticus Finch. She wants Scout to have a mom or female figure in her life. Aunt Alexandra thinks that scout is too much of a Tomboy.
She is Atticus' sister, she goes to visit and live with him. She also hopes that Scout can have a maternal figure in the household since Scout's mom is not there. When she reaches she thinks that Scout is too much of a tomboy and hopes that she can be more feminine.
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