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Calpurnia has the biggest effect on Scout. She teaches her to read and to behave like a lady. She reprimands her when she is rude to Walter Cunningham when he pours syrup over his dinner and although she seems to resent Calpurnia's authority, she begins to appreciate her whem Jem starts to grow up and they play together less often. Aunt Alexandra probably has the opposite effect. She has no maternal qualities and only wants Scout to act as a lady should according to her own concept of the word. Scout has little respect for her and only does what she asks of her because Atticus will not allow her to be rude. Miss Maudie is someone the children respect. She always speaks to them kindly and Atticus seems to like her. Throughout the novel, it isn't just academic learning that Scout is exposed to, but life learning. From Calpurnia particularly, she learns why people are treated differently when she notices that Calpurnia speaks differently with her own people than with the white community, even though she is literate and reasonably well educated for a black woman.
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