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i need help...due in three hours

 

inday m #54088
Feb 19, 2008 10:12 AM

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i need help...due in three hours
 

coco s #17435
Feb 19, 2008 6:35 PM

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Okay, this is probably beyond your deadline, but it is a good question.

Cal lives among the whites during the day and among the blacks at night.  She can pass news from one society to the other.

Cal also talks both languages.  She can speak properly as white (i.e. educated) people do, but she also uses "black" language around the Negroes so that she won't appear uppity.

Her role in the Finch family is surrogate mother to the children.  She not only takes care of household tasks, she is raising the children.  She does so "according to her lights," as Atticus puts it, and he trusts her to do a good job.
 

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