Why does Alexandra think Atticus should dismiss Calpurnia?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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The reason she says to get rid of Calpurnia is that she isn't needed any longer. However, Alexandra suggests getting rid of Calpurnia after Scout back talks her (Alexandra), and after there is clearly a disagreement about who is in charge and which rules Scout is to obey, so one can assume there's a power struggle, and a conflict over order.

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wildwolfpup | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

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Alexandra is dissapointed in Scout and appears to want to take her into her own hands and recover her; "You have let her go to far,". I believe that she sees Calpurnia as a bad, Negro influence on her and wants to remover her from the picture. She sees her as a block in the road to her power in the household.

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