- 1 What does Aunt Alexandra host in Chapter 13?
- 2 Why is Aunt Alexandra staying at the Finch house?
- 3 Why does Aunt Alexandra move into Atticus’s house in Chapter 13?
- 4 How long is Aunt Alexandra staying at the Finch house for?
- 5 What is Aunt Alexandra obsessed with?
- 6 How does Scout help Aunt Alexandra?
- 7 Why does Aunt Alexandra not allow Calpurnia’s home?
- 8 What does Aunt Alexandra think it means to be a lady?
- 9 Why does Aunt Alexandra want to dismiss Calpurnia?
- 10 Why does Aunt Alexandra think Scout dull?
- 11 How does Aunt Alexandra explain human behavior?
- 12 How does Aunt Alexandra react to Tom’s death?
- 13 What does Jem say he will do if Scout antagonizes Aunt Alexandra?
- 14 Does Aunt Alexandra involve herself in Maycomb’s social life?
- 15 What does Aunt Alexandra look like?
What does Aunt Alexandra host in Chapter 13?
Maycomb welcomes Aunt Alexandra. She’s soon a fixture in the social circle and she begins hosting the missionary society. It amuses Jem that Aunt Alexandra often points out the shortcomings of other families, since the Finches are related to almost everyone in Maycomb.
Why is Aunt Alexandra staying at the Finch house?
When the trial is imminent, Aunt Alexandra shows up at the Finch home and announces that she’s there to stay for the benefit of Jem and Scout.
Why does Aunt Alexandra move into Atticus’s house in Chapter 13?
Aunt Alexandra decides to come to stay with Atticus in order to provide help around the house during Tom Robinson’s trial and to instruct Scout in the ways of being a lady. She is an imposing figure, and Scout describes her as being like Mt. Everest, “She was cold and there.”
How long is Aunt Alexandra staying at the Finch house for?
She normally resides with her husband, James, at the Finch ancestral home in Finch’s Landing. But at the beginning of chapter 13, she spontaneously arrives for an indefinite stay at the home of Atticus because she feels that the motherless, tomboyish Scout needs to have “some feminine influence.”
What is Aunt Alexandra obsessed with?
Alexandra Finch is Atticus and Uncle Jack’s sister, Jem and Scout’s aunt, Francis’s grandmother. Unlike her brothers, she has not moved away and made a new life for herself and perhaps consequently, as Scout discovers, she holds onto traditional views and is obsessed with family heredity.
How does Scout help Aunt Alexandra?
Aunt Alexandra is determined for Scout to act like a “lady,” by wearing dresses and playing with “girl” toys. Scout has a tomboy personality and is determined to rebel against Alexandra’s expectations. Yet, in chapter 24 Scout does attempt to please Alexandra by attending her missionary circle.
Why does Aunt Alexandra not allow Calpurnia’s home?
Alexandra does not want Scout to visit Cal’s neighborhood because she is prejudiced regarding African Americans. Alexandra also believes Cal is a bad influence on Scout and feels the Finch family should distance itself from the African American community in the wake of the Tom Robinson trial.
What does Aunt Alexandra think it means to be a lady?
Aunt Alexandra is all about keeping her family’s social status in tact. That means that she wants the Finch name to be respected all around the county for their gentle breeding and good family name. (Good breeding means the family is educated, longstanding landowners, and leaders of the community.)
Why does Aunt Alexandra want to dismiss Calpurnia?
The subtext behind the reason that Aunt Alexandra thinks Atticus should dismiss Calpurnia is that Scout is becoming too friendly with African-American people and wants to visit Calpurnia at her house.
Why does Aunt Alexandra think Scout dull?
Alexandra thinks Scout is “dull” (not clever). Because she doesn’t do things that a typical girl would do, and she thinks Scout is boring.
How does Aunt Alexandra explain human behavior?
what is aunt Alexandra’s major theory concerning human behavior? that humans can be defined by genetic traits/streaks and by how long they’ve lived on their land. He says that would make the Ewells good people when they aren’t. Scout states there is a “caste system” in Maycomb.
How does Aunt Alexandra react to Tom’s death?
Aunt Alexandra is sympathetic about Tom’s death and treats Scout with compassion. Aunt Alexandra has clearly been affected by her time at the Finches’ house. She seems to be softening somewhat. For example, the day of the party she lets Calpurnia serve.
What does Jem say he will do if Scout antagonizes Aunt Alexandra?
What does Jem say he will do if Scout antagonizes Aunt Alexandra? He will make her life miserable. He will tell Atticus. He will not let her go out with him.
How does Aunt Alexandra involve herself in Maycomb’s social life? She joins every club possible and invites the women over to the house. Aunt Alexandra bases her opinions of family on one person in the family. For example, if one person drinks, the whole family is full of drunks.
What does Aunt Alexandra look like?
Scout mentions that Aunt Alexandra’s body appeared to be a perfect hour-glass shape and describes her build as “formidable.” Aunt Alexandra is depicted as an austere woman, who is extremely self-possessed and callous. She is also portrayed as a no-nonsense woman, who seems to lack compassion and warmth.