To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
Contributed by Sharon Fleming
Chapter 13

Aunt Alexandra takes the role of instilling good behavior on Jem and Scout to live up to the Finch family name. To please Alexandra, Atticus tells his children to behave accordingly as the good family name requires. They get confused, and Scout begins to cry. He then tells them to forget everything he just said.


Scout states that Aunt Alexandra fits into the Maycomb society like ‘a hand into a glove’ but she will never fit as well into the Finch family. This is because of Alexandra’s traditional views of the Finch family’s image and outlook. There is a sharp contrast between Alexandra’s concern with living by the society’s expectations and Atticus’s goals and values.

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