To Kill a Mockingbird

In text examples of how Aunt Alexandra is a "shaping figure" that tries to refine Scout?

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"Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. I could not possibly

hope to be a lady if I wore breeches; when I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said I wasn’t supposed to be doing things that required pants."

In reference to Calpurnia:

“…you’ve got to do something about her,” Aunty was saying. “You’ve let things

go on too long, Atticus, too long.”

"Aunt Alexandra met us and nearly fainted when Calpurnia told her where we

were. I guess it hurt her when we told her Atticus said we could go back, because she didn’t say a word during supper. She just rearranged food on her plate, looking at it sadly while Calpurnia served Jem, Dill and me with a vengeance."


To Kill a Mockingbird