To Kill a Mockingbird - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

Aunt Alexandra shows up at the Finch household after making the decision that she must help Atticus with the children and provide a "feminine influence." Scout doesn't see why Cal can't do this. Aunt Alexandria is welcomed by female society in Maycomb. People in Maycomb are very conscious of family and Aunt Alexandra exemplifies this trait. One of Alexandra's goals is to instill the proper respect for their family in Scout and Jem.

Chapter 13 Analysis

Aunt Alexandra tries to impose her social vision on the family. She berates each of them on some level. There are times when the reader will side with Scout, but even though her approach is wrong, Aunt Alexandra does care for Atticus and the children.

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