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What Does Scout Do To Make Calpurnia Furious

What does Calpurnia teach Scout in Chapter 3 of To Kill a Mockingbird?

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In Chapter Three of To Kill a Mockingbird, Calpurnia teaches Scout that everyone, no matter their social standing or the way they are viewed by common society, deserves to be treated with respect.  Walter Cunningham, who came to school with no lunch due to his family's extreme poverty, was invited to dinner by Jem Finch.  Scout was shocked when Walter "poured syrup on his vegetables and meat with a generous hand" and expressed her surprise vocally.  However, Calpurnia, Atticus , and Jem obviously knew that Walter had been reluctant to come at all and that he needed encouragement in order to feel comfortable and fill his stomach.  His...

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She tells her not to look less at anyone especially if they are of a lower caste or of a different skin tone. That is because Calpurnia is an African woman and realizes how it is to be looked down upon. WHen Scout tells Walter to stop putting so much syrup, Cal makes her realize how people do not have as much and judging such as this is terrible.