To Kill a Mockingbird

What kind of tensions does scout have when she asks to visit Calpurnia's home?


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Scout asks her father if she can go home with Calpurnia the next weekend, not even thinking twice that her father will say yes. Aunt Alexandra reacts to her question with a vehement "no," and Scout treats her disrespectively by telling her that she didn't ask her. Scout is now angry, Aunt Alexandra has been disrespected, Atticus is humiliated that his daughter would speak that way to her Aunt, and Jem takes on the role of a more mature, older brother by giving his sister sound advice and telling her not to antagonize because their father is stressed over the Tom Robinson case.


To Kill a Mockingbird