How does Aunt Alexandra display prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee?
As a Southern lady, Aunt Alexandra's racial prejudice is more subtle than that of others in Maycomb since it is connected to her social level of society as well as with race.
Alexandra's haughtiness and disdain extends to "white trash" (e.g., she frowns on Scout's desire to have Walter Cunningham come "home to dinner" in Chapter 23) as well as the "Negroes." So, when she expresses her distaste with the children's having attended Calpurnia's church, there are elements both of class and racial bias. She believes that such behavior is "just not done" by a Finch.
Likewise, when Atticus takes the job of defender for Tom Robinson, Alexandra views this task as somewhat below the status of an accomplished lawyer and member of the political...
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