In chapter 24 of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout learns something about a true lady. What does Scout learn?
Jean Louis "Scout" Finch is growing up as what used to be called a "tomboy," a female who enjoyed activities and a physical appearance more commonly associated with males, such as in her choice of clothing and hair style. Harper Lee's young narrator in To Kill a Mockingbird, however, is growing up under the tutelage of her widowed father, Atticus, a dedicated attorney and father struggling to raise his two children with liberal values in the American South of the 1930s. Atticus's sister, Alexandra, however, fundamentally disagrees with the latitude her brother affords his daughter with respect to those very activities and styles. Aunt Alexandra believes that Scout is growing up without the values necessary to ensure that she grows up to be a "lady." In Chapter 9, Scout focuses on the issue of her perpetual conflict with her aunt, whose efforts at feminizing the young girl reveal a fanaticism guaranteed to anger the equally-forceful niece:
"Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my...
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