In my mind, the night faded. Ironically, Aunt Alexandra's concern for Family causes her to go head to head with her brother Atticus, whose defense of , Aunt Alexandra thinks, might endanger the Finch reputation. You're not gonna change any of them by talkin' right, they've got to want to learn themselves, and when they don't want to learn there's nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Miss Maudie bent over the azaleas. She does not associate with anyone outside of her ranking, which she believes to be the highest. Atticus respects her, and refuses to fire her, although Aunt Alexandra wants that.
Au … nt Alexandra, however, is highly prejudiced and racial. She gave the money to Dill, who went to the picture show twenty times on it. Yet prejudice is also visible in the racially condescending Mrs. He had probably never seen three quarters together at the same time in his life. Refreshed by food, Dill recited this narrative: having been bound in chains and left to die in the basement there were basements in Meridian. One does not love breathing.
I think I'll be a clown when I get grown,' said Dill. He'd be so mad he missed it, he wouldn't speak to me for days. Atticus don't ever do anything to Jem and me in the house that he don't do in the yard. Hmp, maybe we need a police force of children. Poor people with bad behavior; Ewells.
At the same time, she's strangely fascinated by her aunt's mysterious world of ladies' tea parties, which seem to operate according to an entirely different set of rules. The first quote is from Atticus Finch. I'm gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks. I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. He didn't forget his lunch.
Almost every conversation can be said to be a quote, since a quote is just an short excerpt of a story. They've done it before and they did it tonight and they'll do it again and when they do it-seems that only children weep. Yes sir, a clown,' he said. She never laughed at me unless I meant to be funny. The man waved, and the children raced each other to him. Miss Maudie treats Scout and her brother with the utmost respect despite the fact they're children. If there is just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other? Let's dive in and analyze her character and what she means to everyone else in the story.
I went and got my daddy to come out and thank you. Several residents of the town embody the perfect Southern gentleman or lady, like Aunt Alexandra. Now let's get to the tree. I hope they trust me enough. She seemed glad to see me when I appeared in the kitchen, and by watching her I began to think there was some skill involved in being a girl. He had to take it out on somebody and I'd rather it be me than that houseful of children out there. As I made my way home, I thought Jem and I would get grown, but there wasn't much else for us to learn, except possibly algebra.
Her actions may be misunderstood, but they're not an absolute reflection on her motives. We trust him to do right. Let him get a little older, and he won't get sick and cry. The relatives of Atticus Finch think his position is not only his own business, but it influences the reputation of the entire family. This is a very smart idea, because Aunt Alexandra likes to have both her say and her way when it comes to most matters. Aunt Alexandra always wanted the … kids to do things they didnt want to do. Some are an embarrassment to mankind, like Bob Ewell.
You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negros lie, some Negros are immoral, some Negro men cannot be trusted by women--black or white. Alexandra is the perfect Southern lady, and her commitment to propriety and tradition often leads her to clash with Scout she is … atticus' sister Aunt Alexandra and Atticus, in To Kill a Mockingbird , share blood line. She grew up on Finch Landing and has a long history with Atticus and his siblings. Something in the human psyche confuses beauty with the right to be loved. It is like the saying, When in Rome, do as the Romans do. He will feel he has lost his reputation and his moral ground. If so, it sounds like you may just have your very own Aunt Alexandra.
When I pointed to him his palms slipped slightly, leaving greasy sweat streaks on the wall, and he hooked his thumbs in his belt. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time. It was Zeebo, the garbage collector. It was clear enough to the rest of us: Walter Cunningham was sitting there lying his head off. She is a moral, upstanding individual who does her best not to judge those around her. Miss Maudie and Aunt Alexandra had never been especially close, and here was Aunty silently thanking her for something. Related Characters: Atticus Finch, Scout Explanation and Analysis: For Atticus Finch, his moral authority and self-respect are based on his ability to do the things he considers proper and lawful.