To Kill a Mockingbird

What is important to aunt Alexandra? Why does she believe shout should identify as a girl? Why does scout not identify with a girly life?

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Alexandra is very strict, traditional ideas of how society works and the role a Southern woman should play. She earneslty tries to pass along this information to Scout, who is not particularly interested. Alexandra is concerned with raising Atticus's children "properly," and thus appears during the summer of Tom's trial to stay with them. Aunt Alexandra represents traditional Southern values including the gender stereotypes and the bigotry. She however is tempered wit a little of Atticus's sense of right and wrong. Scout has never identified with her gender role She's a "tomboy" content to wear overalls and get dirty.