How does Calpurnia fit into the social hierarchy in chapter three? Which characters have more power than she does? Which have less?
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Jem invites Walter Cunningham over for lunch when he finds out that the boy doesn't have any food. Walter hesitates but then takes Jem up on the friendly offer. At the Finch house, Atticus and Walter discuss farming, and Scout is overwhelmed by their adult speech. Walter asks for some molasses and proceeds to pour it all over his meat and vegetables. Scout rudely asks him what he's doing and Calpurnia gives her a lecture in the kitchen about how to treat guests - even if they're from a family like the Cunninghams. This shows Calpurnia as having the authority and respect of an adult and parent-figure to Scout and Jem. Calpurnia is certainly more than a mere servant in the Finch home.