Gender In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The belief that each gender should have its own roles and behaviors is something that has been deeply rooted in the mind of Aunt Alexandra. When she moves into the Finches’ home, she makes attempts to change the family in a way she saw fit. Quickly, she notices that Scout does not abide by her idea of how a girl should be acting. After only a short time of living in their home, she confronts Scout, making an attempt to alter her personality. As if it was an intervention, she says she “decided that it would be best for you to have some feminine influence.” (127) soon after, she also reminds her that “It wouldn’t be many years, Jean Louise, before you became interested in clothes and boys.” (127) Scout does not like how her
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