How does Aunt Alexandra involve herself in Maycomb's social life?

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When Aunt Alexandra arrives in Maycomb, ostensibly to take care of Jem and Scout during Atticus ' involvement with the Tom Robinson case, she immediately settles in "as if she had always lived with us... Maycomb welcomed her." She left her husband, Jimmy, behind at Finch's Landing, allowing her plenty...

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When Aunt Alexandra arrives in Maycomb, ostensibly to take care of Jem and Scout during Atticus' involvement with the Tom Robinson case, she immediately settles in "as if she had always lived with us... Maycomb welcomed her." She left her husband, Jimmy, behind at Finch's Landing, allowing her plenty of time to socialize with neighbors. She had "long visits" with Miss Stephanie; she had coffee with Miss Rachel; and even the rarely seen Mr. Radley paid her a visit. In addition to her hosting the Missionary Circle of the Maycomb Alabama Methodist Episcopal Church South, Alexandra becomes the secretary of the Maycomb Amanuoensis Club (apparently a group of former secretaries). She undertakes the task of trying to make Scout a lady--with decidedly mixed results. At the end of the story, months after the end of the trial, Alexandra remains with Atticus and his family, and it appears that she has no intention of returning to her out-of-the-way home at Finch's Landing.

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In this book, the Finches are sort of outsiders in Maycomb society in the sense that they don't always act the way they are supposed to.  By contrast, Aunt Alexandra is very much a mainstream person as soon as she comes to live with them.  She seems to fit in with their town more than they do.

You can see this, for example, with her involvment in various clubs.  She comes to be an important part of the Missionary Society and gets to be famous for her refreshments.

To me, this goes along with her efforts to make Scout into a lady.  Aunt Alexandra's general role is that of a more socially acceptable and orthodox person.

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One of the main ways Aunt Alexandra gets involved in the Maycomb social life is by being a part of the Missionary Circle meetings.  The one the reader sees in the book is hosted by Aunt Alexandra at the Finches' house.  The ladies of the church get together for tea and snack in order to discuss the good they can do for the church.  In addition to that, they are also sharp social critics and harsh gossips, commenting mostly on the state of the black population in Maycomb and the outcome of the Tom Robinson trial.  

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