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Why does Aunt Alexandra come to Maycomb? Chapter 13 " To Kill a Mockingbird"

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al3ren | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 22, 2008 at 11:19 AM via web

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Why does Aunt Alexandra come to Maycomb?

Chapter 13 " To Kill a Mockingbird"

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ralee | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted October 22, 2008 at 8:42 PM (Answer #1)

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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. 

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lesli93 | Student , Grade 10 | Honors

Posted March 27, 2009 at 1:30 AM (Answer #2)

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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.

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