Out of the many female characters in To Kill A Mockingbird, Calpurnia plays a mother like roll, she has many views about the Tom Robinson case and the Maycomb town, and she has many of he characteristics and opinions shown in the novel. Calpurnia played a major roll in the novel because she was a mother like character, her views about Tom’s case and Maycomb illustrate what it is like where the book takes place, and last but not least her characteristics and behavior.
Calpurnia plays a motherly roll, for instance she raised Mr. Finch’s children, aids Atticus when he needs to inform Mrs. Robinson of her husbands death, and Calpurnia wants Jem and Scout to grow up with respect. Cal has been raising the finch children since they were born. To prove this Lee states, “She had been with us ever since Jem was babies”(15). Since Calpurnia has been with them since they were born this had made a strong bond between them. Calpurnia helps Atticus inform Mrs. Robinson about Tom, her husband’s, death. When they tell Mrs. Robinson about Tom’s death, Lee states, “Calpurnia and Atticus help lift Helen to her feet” (240). Calpurnia was there when Atticus went to tell Mrs. Robinson about the news of her husbands death which helped Atticus. Calpurnia cares about Atticus’ children and wants them to grow up with respect towards each other and them selves. Cal wants to talk with Scout when she is rude to Walter Cunniningham and scout knows that cal is angry when; “She was furious” (Lee 24). Cal doesn’t want to see Scout or Jem grow up as a disrespectful person which is why she is disciplining Scout. Cal is raising them as if they were her own children.
In To Kill a Mockingbird Calpurnia has views on the town of Maycomb and the Tim Robinson case. As a black woman she obviously sees the injustice Displayed by the court against Tom Robinson. At the end of the court Scout “looked around, they were all standing” (21). Every single black person stands in respect for...
Bibliography: Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. United States of America: HarperCollins, July 11, 1960
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