Calpurnia lectures Scout on manners when Scout criticizes Walter’s manners and Atticus supports her.What does this tell you about how both…

Calpurnia lectures Scout on manners when Scout criticizes Walter’s manners and Atticus supports her.What does this tell you about how both…

Calpurnia lectures Scout on manners when Scout criticizes Walter’s manners and Atticus supports her.What does this tell you about how both…

Calpurnia lectures Scout on manners when Scout criticizes Walter’s manners and Atticus supports her.What does this tell you about how both…

Calpurnia occasionally expresses her opinions about people and things in Maycomb in To Kill a Mockingbird, but she knows where to draw the line as far as old fashioned manners are concerned. Calpurnia may not think highly of old Mr. Radley, and she plainly says so–but not to his face nor inside the Finch house. When Scout ridicules young Walter after inviting him for lunch, Calpurnia spells it out plainly for Scout.”Don’t matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this house’s yo’ company, and don’t you let me catch you remarkin’ on their ways like you was so high and mighty!”Calpurnia has had to deal with the problems of being a black woman in the white world of Maycomb, and she recognizes the different classes of people there, but she–like Atticus–treats all people like there is only one kind of people. She tries to show Jem and Scout the expected ways of behavior for proper ladies and gentlemen in true Victorian / Deep South fashion. She is, above all else, the woman of the Finch household. Atticus obviously approves of her methods, since he defends her right as a part of the family to Aunt Alexandra, and allows her the powers of surrogate mother to his children. It is obvious that Atticus is blind to both class and color barriers, since he treats everyone equally.
Calpurnia lectures Scout on manners when Scout criticizes Walter’s manners and Atticus supports her.What does this tell you about how both…