Heredity In To Kill A Mockingbird

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After their church with Calpurnia Scout and Jem find out Alexandra has come to stay. She has decided that what she is doing is “what’s best for the family’ and Atticus agrees with her. As Alexandra settles in Scout becomes uncomfortable with the idea of a “feminine influence” and she has trouble even starting a conversation with Alexandra. Alexandra is very popular in Maycomb and takes a leading role in the female social circles, even though she is very blatant in her belief that Finches are better than everyone else. She is also a firm believer in “streaks” ie. a gambling streak, a drinking streak, a mean streak, etc., though Scout doesn’t really understand her Aunt’s fascination with heredity. Alexandra is on a crusade to instill the familial
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