To Kill A Mockingbird Character Analysis

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TKaM Essay 1
However, Mr. Cunningham is not the only person from To Kill a Mockingbird that has a real life counterpart like Thomas Jefferson. Aunt Alexandra is another character from To Kill a Mockingbird that has a real world counterpart; although Aunt Alexandra is seen as an “evil person” she also has her fair share of characteristics we see in a “good person” as in the way she sees and cares about people. Jem and Scout are walking home one day and upon arriving at home, they see their Aunt Alexandra sitting on the porch. When they arrive at the house, they see her heavy suitcase on the porch, implying she would be there for some time. Upon asking the reason for her stay she tells them, “Well, your father and I decided it was time I came to stay with you for a while… Jem’s growing up now and you are too. We decided that it would be best for you to have some feminine influence. It won 't be many years, Jean Louise, before you become interested in clothes and boys’(Lee 169). As the conversation drags on the kids find out that their Uncle Jimmy did not come with her and stayed back at their house. Leaving her husband at home to help her brother raise his kids shows how Aunt Alexandra is morally a good person. She leaves the thing she most likely loves the most, her beloved husband, at home to come help raise her niece and nephew. On the flip side, after a young girl commits suicide Aunt Alexandra said “It was caused by a morbid streak in the family”(Lee 172). This brash

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