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What does Calpurnia do and who is she?

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Calpurina is introduced as the Finches' cook; however, later the reader realizes the parental relationship between Cal and the children. Because she is a mother like figure she has a say so in Scout and Jem's life and welfare. She also teaches (through her actions and Atticus '...

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Calpurnia is the Finche's black housekeeper. She is also in charge of the children in a way. 

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Calpurinia cooks for the Jem,Scout and Atticus. Calpurnia is the cook.