On what pages is Aunt Alexandra mentioned in "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

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Aunt Alexandra is briefly mentioned in Chapter 1, page 5, when Scout is describing her family history and why they settled in Maycomb. Scout mentions that Alexandra stayed at Finch Landing and married a quiet man who spent most of his time fishing. Throughout Chapter 9, the Finches get together with Aunt Alexandra at Finch’s Landing for Christmas, where she is mentioned again on page 102. Scout mentions how she believes that Alexandra was not a Finch, and was actually switched at birth because she is so different when compared to Uncle Jack. Aunt Alexandra is mentioned on the following pages in Chapter 9: 103, 107, 108, 111, and 112. Throughout these pages Scout mentions how Aunt Alexandra views her with contempt because of her “boyish” attire. Scout also recalls how Alexandra is constantly keeping watch, and trying to comfort her grandchild Francis following an altercation with Scout. Aunt Alexandra can also be found in Chapter 13, beginning with page 169 and continuing throughout the chapter (pages 170-73 & 175-77). Aunt Alexandra moved in to the Finch household and makes herself welcome in Maycomb County. She spends the majority of her time trying to teach Scout how to be feminine, making gossip with the local ladies, and sharing her opinion on various families throughout Maycomb.

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