To Kill A Mockingbird Calpurnia Character Analysis Essay

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As Scout matures and understands the world in a new way, she learns the perspectives of her fellow townspeople in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. In the beginning of the novel, Miss Caroline attempts to provide Walter Cunningham with money. Understanding the Cunningham’s position to “never [take] anything off of anybody,” Scout realizes Walter’s inability to accept Miss Caroline’s offer (30). Subsequently, when Walter pours molasses over his dinner, Scout’s own ability to understand Walter’s side surpasses her aptitude. After Scout ridicules Walter, Calpurnia scolds her for not letting Walter do as he wishes. Viewing Calpurnia as a strict disciplinarian, Scout does not realize that Calpurnia is only hard on her because she cares about her.
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