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The Many Traits of Aunt Alexandra My Crazy Aunt does drugs and her boyfriend is her drug dealer Aunty Boo just took me on a 40000 shopping spree Neither of these descriptions fits Jem and Scouts Aunt Alexandra in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee but if you tone them down and put them together you get the general characterization of their Aunty Atticus Finch is a very profound respected lawyer and the loving father of Jean Louis Scout and Jeremy Jem Finch When assigned to possibly the toughest and most controversial case of his career Atticus calls apon his sister Alexandra to come and help with his beloved children Upon Aunt Alexandras arrival Jem and Scout see her as very controlling but as the book develops Alexandra begins to pertain her role as a hostess in Maycomb County and the children begin to see the more adoring side of their Aunty From the second Alexandra sets foot in the Finch household she begins giving orders Put my bag in the front bedroom Calpurnia was the first thing Aunt Alexandra said Jean Louise stop scratching your head was the second 127 To Jem and Scout it seemed as if from then on their Aunt perennially ordered the family around She would tell Scout how to dress or to act like a lady that she should be a comely child Atticus was told how to run HIS house family and how to raise HIS kids The opinionated woman even went as far as to say to Atticus Youve got to face it sooner or Schutt 2 later and it might as well be tonight We dont need Cal now 137 Alexandra takes over the house she was asked by Atticus to come and help with the kids he never wanted her to completely take over and control their lives The Finch household was accustom to two kids running around
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