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as scout eavesdrops on atticus and aunt alexandra, she says, "i felt the strched walls of a pink cotton...." what does scout mean by this comment? use citations from the text to justify your answer.

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Scout is referring to Aunt Alexandra's desire to turn her into a lady. The "starched walls of a pink cotton penitentiary" refer to dressing like a lady, something that for Scout resembles a prison (no more tomboy).


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