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    Calpurnia Diary

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    providing care for Atticus’ children while he is busy with the case. Maybe she and Jem will actually grow up to become proper adults now, unfortunately they are still a long way away from that. Anyways, I came in that lovely Sunday afternoon and had Calpurnia put my things into the front bedroom, you know the one off to the left of the front door. Well anyways, everyone welcomed me to town, even that Mr. Radley fellow came over and said he was glad to meet me. Within the first couple days of being there

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    Imagine a world where women were completely subservient to men. Imagine what it would be like to live in a society where women were home-schooled, and not allowed to attend any type of university. What would today’s society be like if women lawyers, doctors, actors, and military soldiers were nonexistent? It would be a modern day version of the Elizabethan era in England. This was a time period where women had little rights, but the dramatic arts flourished due to Queen Elizabeth’s appreciation for

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    Kyla Beecher Ms. Hilliard English 2 Honors 4 January 2013 Traditional vs. Modern Drama In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun themes, symbols, and characters can be compared. Both A Raisin in the Sun and Julius Caesar were written for the stage; therefore their characters become more obvious and more thoroughly portrayed than in a book, for example. Even though, these works were written by far different authors and in different centuries their similarities

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    their housekeeper Calpurnia, a “colored” woman. Atticus is the most intelligent man in Maycomb County, because of this, he defended Tom Robinson in court. Mr. Robinson is an African-American man who was falsely accused of sexually assaulting a “white” woman . The novel takes place in the South during the 1930’s, where racism was a major issue. “Colored” people were not seen as human beings, they were seen as objects. Many were slaves, and under the control of “white” people. Calpurnia who is the housekeeper

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    Atticus. The town takes their frustrations out on Jem and Scout for their father’s dusties as a lawyer. In this paper I will be evaluaitng and questioning. Aunt Alexndra is present in Jem and Scout’s lives, however, Calpurnia is the most pivotal and influential motherly figure to them. Calpurnia is guiding

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    surrounding women play an important part in how society views women, and how women see themselves. Readers also see these ideas spread into the minds of women affecting what they do in their life, and how they act. Antigone and Ismene, from Antigone, and Calpurnia and Portia, from Julius Caesar are both examples of this major theme. These four women heavily influence their play and the outcome. Because of this it is clear to see the importance and relevance of women in Antigone and Julius Caesar. In both Antigone

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    and Scout. The family also employed a black woman named Calpurnia, as a housekeeper to raise the kids, but she had always felt like family. Aunt Alexandra, on the other hand, did not feel the same way about Calpurnia; she did not believe a black woman should raise white children. She mistreated and discriminated Calpurnia. As Alexandra arrived, her first words were “Put my bag in the front of the bedroom Calpurnia” (Lee pg 129); “Calpurnia picked up Aunty’s heavy suitcase and opened the door.”

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    Atticus is a good parent and respects others very much. He treats Calpurnia very kindly and is grateful for her. Atticus helps her when she needs it like he drove her back to her house because she thinks it will be warmer at her own house. Atticus agrees to defend Tom Robinson because Calpurnia knows his family and wants to help. He listened to Calpurnia even though he was defending a African American. He still wanted to help Calpurnia defend him. He knew he would be treated badly by the city but he

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    all the music/ Cry “Caesar!” Speak. Caesar is turned to hear¨(I.ii.15-17), and when Calpurnia, his wife, tells him that he should stay home because of a frightening dream he eventually gives in and tells Decius why he will not go to the Senate, ¨The cause is in my will: I will not come./ That is enough to satisfy the Senate;/ But for your private satisfaction,/ Because I love you, I will let you know./ Calpurnia here, my wife, stays me at home¨(II.ii.71-75). Although he was reluctant at first to

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    Calpurnia Research Paper

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    Calpurnia is a better mother figure because she does all of the following subjects about her. Calpurnia is a better mother because she cooks for the family. She will cook for the kids if they are hungry. Calpurnia is a good example of a mother she will do a lot for the kids. Next Calpurnia will help the kids if they are being rude to others, for example Calpurnia tells Scout to come into the kitchen, Calpurnia tells her don’t say to Walter your using way to much syrup. She states that its rude to

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    Second of all, I will be evaluating whether Calpurnia or Aunt Alexandra is a better motherly figure for the two children. To start, Calpurnia is a good motherly figure. Firstly, she took the children to church on Sunday when Atticus was not home to do so. In the reading it says, “How’d you and Mister Jem like to come to church with me tomorrow?” (Lee 156). Calpurnia did not only take them to church, but took them to an African American church, giving the children a new perspective on how life for

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    Calpurnia was at the household of the Finch’s all day until Atticus took her home at night. She was a great influence to Jem and Scout, she basically took the role of Mrs. Finch as their mother. Aunt Alexandra, a sister to Atticus Finch, was also slightly a mother figure to the children. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, Mrs. Finch died when the children were young, but if she was there, things would have been different and Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra wouldn’t have had such

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    it cascaded onto the ground and my feet were aching. “How much further to go Cal?” wined Jem. “Not too long now” replied Calpurnia. “Why couldn't we go to the one down the road from our house” asked Jem. “It is not that easy, you don't understand,” said Calpurnia. ¬¬ What does she mean when she says ‘you don't understand’, what is there to understand. I know that Calpurnia is a smart woman but I don’t get her on this one. There was a perfectly good store near the house, but we had to go to the

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    and how to see from other people's point of view. Calpurnia, Scouts cook and only mother figure, and takes care of Scout and Jem and cares for them like they are her own children. In the beginning of the book Scout is not fond of Calpurnia because “she was always ordering her around” (10). Scout often fights with Calpurnia and tries to irritate her. As Scout got a bit older, she begins to realize Calpurnia loves her like she is her child. Calpurnia sees the children as her own and once when she takes

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    Although no one appreciates tough love in the moment, many times when one looks at their past they realize how fortunate they were to receive it. Calpurnia (Cal) from the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one that gifts tough love through her character traits of being tough yet motherly. To Kill A Mockingbird followed Jean Louise Finch (Scout) and Jeremy Atticus Finch (Jem) as they grew up in Maycomb County, Alabama, in the 1930s. Their adventures, failures, and triumphs were observed

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    woman or even a man can take the role of being a protector and guardian of someone who was not necessarily born into or chosen for their family. Calpurnia does an excellent job of taking the role as Jem and Scout’s motherly figure. She has rules and shows the kids discipline, teaches them life lessons and supports and comforts them as they grow up. Calpurnia is Jem and Scout’s African American cook who has been with their family since before their mother died. Scout said that ”She had been with us

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    Calpurnia Character Analysis Calpurnia, or “Cal”, was the Finch’s African-American housekeeper and cook. Her being a black, middle-aged woman in a white dominated society, we can already infer she has experienced great racial injustices. Throughout the novel, we see significant and noticeable changes in the main characters, but little development in Calpurnia´s character. Before you discard this essay on what was supposed to be about a chosen character changing due to social and racial injustices

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    Calpurnia Character Analysis Calpurnia, or “Cal”, was the Finch’s African-American housekeeper and cook. Her being a black, middle-aged woman in a white dominated society, we can already infer she has experienced great racial injustices. Throughout the novel, we see significant and noticeable changes in the main characters, but scarce development in Calpurnia´s character. Before you discard this essay on what was supposed to be about a chosen character changing due to social and racial injustices

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    Calpurnia Tate Analysis

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    In The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate in chapter 16 the city of Fentress, Texas gets a telephone line that connects them to the state capitol of Austin, Texas which is approximately 45 miles away. This is a huge change for the residents of Fentress because they are finally able to communicate to another town without having to drive there. The telephone line is a sign that the city of Fentress is finally evolving to become a more modern city even though they are taking more time than the larger cities

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    “Behind every man, there is a woman.” As seen throughout history, society has dumped women into a lower “rank.” Women have been seen as much less significant and less important as pertaining to men. This idea of society’s own patriarchal illustration can be seen in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, in which Julius Caesar’s wife, Calphurnia, is left widely unnoticed and highly insignificant although she holds an image that is really quite important. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

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