To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

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Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, there are many characters with very strong personality traits. These characters are very memorable and easily recognizable because of their traits. These characters have one thing in common, they all have influenced peoples life’s in one way or another. One of these great characters is Calpurnia. Three of Calpurnia’s most memorable traits are being a disaffection of the social rules, motherly, and courageous. In the 1950s, African Americans were not treated with high respect and were looked very down on. You can see in the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, that African Americans were looked down upon and treated with barely any respect. Even though African Americans are being looked down upon, Calpurnia did not care about this and is disaffected by the social rules.. A quote that proves that she is rebellious against the social rules that went against African Americans is when Scout says, “She’s supposed to go around back,”… (Lee, 94). This shows that Calpurnia is disaffected by social rules because she goes to the front of the Radely’s house to warn them of Tim Johnson, because he had gone rabid, and did not care about the social rules and only cared about others than social rules. This shows that she was rebellious against social rules because she did not care to go to the back instead of the front. Another quote that shows how Calpurnia is rebellious against social rules is her saying, “It’s the same god

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